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Lesson 1: Robot cars and smart cities

In this activity children are introduced to the concept of robotics and autonomous cars. They discuss what they think cities in the future will look like, and about the role that robots and autonomous vehicles could play. They then work in groups to complete the main challenge of the first lesson: building the mBot...

Lesson 6: How do you recover a submarine with levers and pulleys?

This activity supports children in developing their understanding of levers and pulleys, relating this to how cranes launch and recover submersibles. It follows on from Lesson 5 where children designed and built a crane. In this lesson they add a lever or pulley...

Lesson 5: How do you launch a submarine with strong structures?

In this activity liked to children look at how cranes help to launch submersibles. They investigate how cranes work and design and make their own working crane models. They also construct a model submersible to launch and recover once their crane is complete.

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Lesson 4: How do you choose materials for a submarine?

This lesson discusses the properties of materials and their use in submersible design. Children look at submersible designs from the past and the materials that they were made from. They learn about the design specification of a submersible and find out about different possible materials that could be used in...

Lesson 3: What forces affect submarines?

In this lesson children find out about the forces acting upon submersibles and investigate how the how the shape of an object affects the speed at which it descends through water.

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Lesson 2: What lives in the deep sea?

This lesson explores the depth of the ocean through creating a scale diagram of the different ocean zones and identifying significant points within these zones. Children will think about the challenges deep sea exploration poses for humans and how they might be overcome. They also examine submersibles and...

Lesson 1: How big and how deep is the ocean?

This lesson sets the scene for a series of lessons based on the theme of deep-sea exploration. Children find out about the scale of oceans and explore the importance of them to our planet. They then find out about some of the strange animals which live in the depths of oceans, making observations and asking...

Lesson 12: Captain's log

This activity supports many aspects of literacy, in particular speaking and listening as children are asked to create a presentation on the Oceans of the World and what they have learnt from the other lessons in this collection. A presentation provides the stimulus and directs children to use well-structured...

Lesson 11: The Southern Ocean and penguin evolution with Dr Lucy Quinn

This resource supports learning about evolution, asking children to define the terms evolution and extinction, penguin adaptations and explain how adaptation led to the evolution of penguins. The lesson is introduced in a presentation featuring Lucy Quinn, a Zoology Field Assistant for the British Antarctic Survey...

Lesson 10: The Southern Ocean and penguin adaptation with Dr Lucy Quinn

This resource supports learning about adaptation, looking at penguins in the Southern Ocean. Children describe the similarities and differences in the features of penguins and land birds and describe how penguins are adapted to their habitat. The lesson is introduced in a presentation featuring Lucy Quinn, a...

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