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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...

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.

This resource has been provided by Encounter...

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 8: Coral press conference

This activity brings together the previous learning about coral reefs. They consider why it is important to share scientific findings and review previous learning. Children then use their knowledge to prepare an article, blog post, audio report, press release, or video to tell others about coral reefs and the...

Lesson 7: Human impact on the reef

Children find out about the various impacts humans have had on the coral reef ecosystem, both positive and negative. They learn about threats to the reef including overfishing, increase in coral predators and tourism. They then consider what changes could be made to ensure that there are healthy coral reefs...

Lesson 6: Adaptation on the reef

Different species have adapted to life on the coral reef in amazing and diverse ways. From sleeping in mucus bubbles to flexible snakelike skeletons. In this lesson children describe animal adaptations in the coral reef environment. They then apply their knowledge of these adaptations to create the ultimate...

Lesson 5: Coral food chains

In this lesson children learn about food chains on the coral reef, identifying the range of primary producers in the ocean. Describing food chain relationships, they reflect on the importance of all parts of food chains. They then create a mobile showing some of the main types of life that can be found on the...

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