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Lesson 4: Using our seas with Emily Penn

In this resource children investigate the main uses of the sea and analyse data demonstrating the worth of the major marine industries to the UK economy. Children develop both a knowledge of the marine economy and their data analysis and numeracy skills The activities are introduced through a presentation featuring...

Lesson 3: UK marine life with Dr Ceri Lewis

Using a ‘virtual ocean’, children explore the diversity, features and adaptations of marine life around the UK. The activities are introduced through a presentation featuring Dr Ceri Lewis, a Marine Biology Lecturer, who also talks about her interests and how they led her into her job.

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Lesson 2: UK marine habitats with Dr Helen Findlay

In this lesson, children learn about the five major marine habitats around the UK and the different conditions in each one. A presentation featuring Oceanographer, Dr Helen Findlay, introduces the lesson and talks about her interests and what she does in her job.

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Lesson 1: The UK seas with Paul Rose

In this introductory lesson to the Our Ocean Planet topic children explore the seas and coasts of the United Kingdom with explorer and TV presenter Paul Rose. Children name and locate the UK’s surrounding seas, major marine features and landmarks. They also develop their knowledge of geographical vocabulary and map...

Lesson 5: How is the Arctic changing?

In this lesson students learn about the impacts of ice in the Arctic melting by watching a series of demonstrations. The context of the lesson is the work of Dr Helen Findlay who was investigating the effect of environmental change on the Arctic ecosystem.

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Lesson 4: How do humans and animals keep warm in the Arctic?

In this lesson students investigate the insulating properties of materials and consider how the adaptations of Arctic organisms help develop these. The context of the lesson is helping to develop new clothing for Tyler Fish, one of the Catlin Arctic Survey explorers.

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Lesson 3: How do you eat like an Arctic explorer?

In this resource students learn about diet and the importance of a balanced diet through the experiences of polar explorers. Using creativity and scientific research skills, students will create a menu suitable for an Arctic expedition. The lesson is introduced by Fran Orio, a specialist polar cook, who can make...

Lesson 2: How do you train like an Arctic explorer?

In this lesson students simulate the training of Arctic explorers to learn how lifestyles can affect physical and mental health. The lesson is introduced by Ann Daniels, a record-breaking polar explorer as the first woman in history, along with expedition teammate Caroline Hamilton, to reach the North and South...

Lesson 1: What organisms live in the Arctic?

In this activity students develop their understanding of simple food chains or webs and scientific vocabulary through making an Arctic life mobile. They will also be introduced to the work of marine scientist, Dr Ceri Lewis, who has worked in the Arctic investigating the impact of...

Car Wars

In this activity students imagine it is 2020 and they are about to get their first car. They also imagine that increased carbon dioxide emissions have led to huge financial incentives to buy renewable fuels. Filling stations provide hydrogen and biodiesel fuels, and recharging points for electric cars are...

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