Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

KS2 Biology Workshops

Amazing Adaptations

1hr | up to 40 students | Yr5-8
Amazing Adaptations looks at how different species have evolved to cope with their environments and introduces the concept of human influence on species survival. Included in the workshop is the opportunity for students to create their own species.

Curriculum Links
Science: Living things and their habitats; Evolution and inheritance.

SAgE Outreach Adaptations

The Story of Earth

1hr | up to 250 students | Yr3-6
Our scintillating show tells the story earth from its very first day 4.6 billion years ago right the way through to the present day with a variety of exciting experiments along the way.

Curriculum links
Science: Earth and Space; Evolution and inheritance; States of Matter.

STEM Outreach

Thinking Like a Scientist

1hr | up to 40 students | Yr5-6
This workshop uncovers new types of scientist by breaking down the myths and stereotypes. The group will predict, experiment and observe during our interactive STEM demonstrations.

Curriculum Links
Science: Working Scientifically; Electricity; Evolution and inheritance.

SAgE Outreach Thinking

Rocky Shore Ramble (at Dove Marine Lab)

Full or half day | up to 30 students | Yr1-6
Children are introduced to the rocky shore environment at Cullercoats, the species that live there and their adaptations to survive in this unique marine habitat. They will search for creatures in the high, mid and low shore areas, investigating where most animals live and why. Whilst exploring the different zones, children will learn how to sex crabs and how to properly handle animals safely and carefully.

Curriculum Links
Science: Living things and their habitats; Animals; Working scientifically

Rocky Shore Ramble

Classification and Adaptation (at Dove Marine Lab)

Full or half day | up to 30 students | Yr3-6
Students learn how animals are adapted to living in the rocky shore environment and how Marine Biologists classify sea creatures. Includes a hands-on touch tank session in our aquarium, where children get to see, hold and learn about rocky shore species. This activity can also be adapted to focus on deep sea creatures.

Curriculum Links
Science: Living things and their habitats; Animals; Working scientifically

Classification and Adaptation

Ocean Pollution (at Dove Marine Lab)

Full or half day | up to 30 students | Yr3-6
This session raises awareness of the negative human impacts on our oceans, with a focus on marine pollution. Children learn about the many different types of marine pollution and how animals and plants are affected by it. They are introduced to the terms biodegradable and non-biodegradable and gain an understanding of how long various items persist in the marine environment. Children make a pledge to protect the ocean and decorate their own reusable cotton bag to take home.

Curriculum Links
Science: Living things and their habitats
Art & design: Design techniques, drawing, painting with a range of materials

Ocean Pollution

Marine Minibeasts (at Dove Marine Lab)

Full or half day | up to 30 students | Yr3-6
Students are introduced to the microscopic animals that live amongst seaweeds. They will learn how to use microscopes to examine mini beasts in the plankton, get up close to barnacles and mussels feeding from the water column and try to identify as many different creatures as possible. This session can also introduce life cycles with activities that cover the life cycle of a common crab and starfish.

Curriculum Links
Science: Living things and their habitats; Animals; Working scientifically.

Marine Minibeats

Ask Our Students

1hr | up to 300 students | Yr3-12
Invite Newcastle University students from a range of subject areas to talk to your students and answer their questions. This may be useful for A Level Biology students who aren't sure of the difference between studying Biology, Animal Science or Zoology or perhaps a chance for KS3 pupils to learn about the different types of engineering or even for a year 6 class to find out what real scientists do.

Ask Our Students
 
SAgE Outreach Key