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Inspiring Seas: Module D - An exploration of life in our seas

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Description: 

From deep sea hydrothermal vents to extreme rocky shore environments, this module highlights the vast array of weird and wonderful marine life that populates our seas. Oceanic exploration slideshows take your pupils through a whistle stop tour of our blue planet, explaining, in each of the environments encountered, how scientists and other research groups go about sampling and monitoring them.

Interactive food web exercises’ get your class up and moving, putting them into the food chain! There are also resources illustrating reproductive modes adopted by many marine organisms, examples of animal adaptation in otherwise extreme environments, classification exercises, secondary sources of data for use during scientific investigation and resources that set environmental chemistry in a unique twist. Want to know more? Then dive right in…

Files Include:

Habitats of the world

A hands-on exercise designed as an introductory activity to the diversity of habitats that populate our planet and how organisms that live in each adapt to their surroundings.

An oceanwide safari

A whistle stop tour of the ecosystems populating our seas

Classify this!

An activity designed to place classification theory into practice.

Adapting to the extreme

A cross-curricular resource illustrating the theory of adaptation using fun and exciting examples of plants and animals found on the rocky shore.

A dog eat dogfish world

An activity designed to get your pupils thinking about the adaptations predators and prey in the marine environment have to eat and avoid being eaten.

Food for thought...

An interactive exercise designed to give pupils hands-on experience in the construction of food webs set to a sustainable development context.

Sex and the sea

Reproductive strategies beneath the waves

Preparing for marine ecology

Bring ecological theory into practice with this one stop guide to conducting marine ecological investigations

Marine medicines: the treasure trove of our seas

An insight into the potential of life in our seas to provide us with the medicines of the future

Posters

Brighten up your classroom with these posters, or hand them out as revision tools for your pupils

 

Downloads: 

Habitats of the world

 An oceanwide safari 

Classify this 

Adapting to extreme 

A dog eat dogfish world 

Food for thought... 

Sex and the sea

Preparing for marine ecology

Marine medicines: the treasure trove of our seas

Posters

Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • Marine Science
  • Engineering
  • Biology
  • Resources
  • Y 7
  • Y 8
  • Y 9
  • KS 3