What’s lurking in the Ocean?

World Oceans Day falls on June 8th this year and I saw it fitting to plan a project week for my pupils with the main focus on Oceans. Being such a huge topic I decided to create an independent research piece which incorporates an analysis of where the 5 world Oceans are and what lives within them.

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This booklet is a child led research piece on animals found in the Ocean and is available to download for free here: Whats lurking in the Ocean animal research task

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If you’re looking for other activities for your child or class to complete alongside this booklet I recommend the following;



Virtual School Trips


Teachpal has collated a huge list of Virtual School Trips with a section dedicated to Aquariums. Find them at http://www.teachpal.co.uk

Build your own Rock Pool

IMG_1272Maddie Moat has released a hands on Youtube video showing you how to build your own rock pool at home.


Draw along with Rob Biddulph

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Rob Biddulph is a best selling children’s book author and illustrator and he has compiled a library of Online Art Lessons on Youtube. 

Project Litter Critter

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Dom at All that she is has started the hashtag #projectlittercritter to display some incredible Art work she has created using litter from her local beaches. Take a coastal walk and collect litter to create your own work of art. This is a great opportunity to talk about plastic pollution and research the effects of plastic pollution in our Oceans.

If you are looking to link some Maths, for this topic I was focussed on first level CfE and covered co-ordinates using maps and capacity challenges for volume. IMG_1276

Thanks for taking the time to read through my Ocean’s topic post. If you spot any errors or have any suggestions for improvements, please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected] or leave me feedback in the Contact Form.

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