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The ocean as a resource: Inventions from the Sea

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This activity introduces the topic of marine inventions and how we exploit the resources from the ocean.

By the end of the lesson students will learn:

  • Ways in which humans exploit the ocean for it valuable resources.
  • A little about the history of ship building in the North East:  Identifying the big marine inventions and how we design ships today.
  • The main concepts marine engineers need to consider when designing a ship

Find out more:

If you would like to find out more about this class or if you would like to discuss a field trip to the Dove Marine Laboratory in more detail you can use the blue enquiry form to the right of this page. Alternatively you can contact our Marine Education Officer, by email or by telephone: 0191 208 3066.

Teachers Notes: Inventions from the Sea

PowerPoint: Inventions from the Sea

Work Sheet 1: Seaweed Game: what everyday products contain seaweed

Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Marine Science
  • Resources
  • Y 4
  • Y 3
  • Y 5
  • Y 6
  • Y 7
  • Y 8
  • Y 9
  • KS 2
  • KS 3