Press Seaweed

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In this activity, learners will collect, dry and press seaweed over the course of four days in a similar way that artists/crafters press flowers. This process will encourage learners to appreciate the beauty of the colors, shapes, and structure of seaweed by pressing seaweed. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 7 days

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per student)

  • Seaweed
  • Index card
  • Heavy books
  • Newspaper
  • Waxed paper
  • Sea water
  • Flat pan


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Collecting
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums


  • All rights reserved, The Florida Aquarium, Inc., 2010