Discover our new onsite education programme..
We have been busy reviewing our education programme for schools and now offer a set of new education workshops for KS2 students! Drawing on our core principals to offer students the feeling of connectivity and empathy for our world's oceans, explore our habitat and adaptation and conservation workshops below.
We are currently reviewing our pre-school, KS1 and secondary school programme. In the meantime you might like to explore our free lesson plans.
KS2 HABITAT EXPLORERS
BOOK THIS WORKSHOP IF… YOUR STUDENTS ARE STUDYING HABITATS AND ADAPTATIONS
Invite students to become Habitat Explorers as they dive deep underwater into the ocean habitats of some of our SEA LIFE creatures! Together they will jump into a world of amazing discovery to learn about the different zones of the ocean and the creatures that live there. Thinking about habitats and adaptation, students will consider the challenges of different micro-habitats in the ocean, matching creatures and their adaptations to the different zones that they discover, and eventually creating their very own sea creatures!
- Understand that the ocean is made up of layers or zones and that each is a different micro-habitat for sea creatures
- Identify the five different layers or zones of the ocean and understand that different creatures live in the different ocean zones.
- Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways.
- Identify advantages and disadvantages of certain characteristics in different habitats.
- Consider the challenges that creatures face in different ocean zones and how they might overcome them to survive.
PRE VISIT RESOURCE: LAYERS OF THE OCEAN Download >
POST VISIT RESOURCE: INHERITANCE AND VARIATION Download >
KS2 SEA DEFENDERS: PLASTIC POLLUTION
BOOK THIS WORKSHOP IF… YOU ARE LOOKING TO MAKE A PLEDGE FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE OCEAN
Invite students to become Sea Defenders! They will investigate it is important to protect our oceans, raising awareness of their own relationships with the ocean and how their daily actions can positively or negatively affect the marine environment. Students should be inspired to make changes in their lifestyle and actively contribute towards solutions.
- Appreciate litter, pollution, and its impact on the world.
- Identify different materials and which recycling bin they belong in.
- Understand the terms: biodegradable, non-biodegradable, and plastic pollution.
- Understand the impact of human behaviours: that marine wildlife can get tangled in fishing lines, nets and plastic pollution.
- Take action to reduce negative impacts on the marine environment and make a pledge for the protection of the ocean.
PRE-VISIT RESOURCE: WHAT THE OCEAN MEANS Download >
POST-VISIT RESOURCE: OCEAN POLLUTION Download >
KS2 OUR SEA CREATURES
BOOK THIS WORKSHOP IF…. YOUR STUDENTS HAVE NEVER VISITED A SEA LIFE CENTRE
Invite students to learn about some of our core SEA LIFE creatures! Together they will dive into a world of amazing discovery to learn about three core creatures: sharks, jellyfish and seahorses – understanding their different needs and completing exclusive SEA LIFE quizzes for each. Students will think about the importance of animal welfare and use the core aquarium standards to create tanks for the different creatures, based on their understanding of creatures’ needs and happiness markers.
- Explore creature features by identifying with core SEA LIFE creatures and discussing their differences
- Empathise with sea creatures and understand the need for animal welfare and protection.
- Understand the role of the Aquarist/Curator at SEA LIFE.
- Create a unique tank, considering key features including: shape, water flow, substrate, aquascape and appropriate tank mates.
- Inspire a love for marine wildlife and an interest in animal welfare
PRE-VISIT RESOURCE: INCREDIBLE SEA CREATURES Download >
POST-VISIT RESOURCE: CREATIVE WRITING Download >