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Sarah Outen science (7-11)

This resource provides ten enquiry based resources for 7-11 year olds which look at living things, within the context of Sarah Outen’s epic London to London journey. The lessons look at the role of exercise and diet in keeping healthy, the human skeleton and muscles and their role in movement, the effect of...

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...

Lesson 9: The Pacific Ocean and plastic pollution with Jo Royle

Investigate plastic pollution and the impact of litter on marine life in this primary level resource. Children find out how they can apply the 3Rs to reduce this impact on marine life, then they design and make a bird-feeder or snack box using common plastic waste. Activities are introduced in a presentation by Sea...

Lesson 8: The Indian Ocean and classification with Anjani Ganase

This resource supports learning about classification in a marine environment. Children learn how to identify living, dead and non-living things and trying grouping objects in different ways. They go on to classify living things using standard scientific groups, providing reasons and creating a key for...

Lesson 7: The Atlantic Ocean and climate with Dr Penny Holliday

Find out about the major climate zones and compare the weather in different cities around the world by interpreting data. This geographical activity, aimed at primary level, also looks at the impact of the Gulf Stream on the United Kingdom and Northwest Europe. Activities are introduced in a presentation featuring...

Lesson 6: The Arctic Ocean and the water cycle with Dr Mark Brandon

In this lesson children learn about the water cycle and identify its main features.  They then Investigate how temperature affects evaporation and precipitation and explain the water cycle.

This resource has been provided by Encounter Edu has been developed in conjunction with leading marine research...

Lesson 5: Our ocean voyage with Prof Alex Rogers

In this resource children are asked to locate and name the world’s oceans on a map and discuss major marine features. They also discover the diversity and importance of the ocean and explore some of the issues it faces. Activities are introduced in a presentation featuring marine scientist, Professor Alex Rogers,...

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...

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