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My Voice-My School 2016

Solidarity without borders, a classroom story

Rama's story

Meet some of the students who participated to My Voice-My School in 2016

Matilda's story

Meet some of the students who participated to My Voice-My School in 2016

Saleem's story

Meet some of the students who participated to My Voice-My School in 2016

Finn's story

Meet some of the students who participated to My Voice-My School in 2016

Amina's story

Meet some of the students who participated to My Voice-My School in 2016

Roos' story

Meet some of the students who participated to My Voice-My School in 2016

Mushfique's story

Meet some of the students who participated to My Voice-My School in 2015

Doha’s story

Meet some of the students who participated to My Voice-My School in 2015

Hafsa's story

Meet some of the students who participated to My Voice-My School in 2015

Eliya's story

Meet some of the students who participated to My Voice-My School in 2015

Aurelio's story

Meet some of the students who participated to My Voice-My School in 2015


Discovery Collections


Units

Google Expeditions English 11 - 14 14 - 16

My Voice-My School Citizenship English 7 - 11 11 - 14

My Voice-My School Citizenship English 11 - 14 14 - 16


Lessons

Lesson 5.

Analytical Writing and Mount Everest

Lesson 2.

Comparative Writing and The Hadzabe Tribe

Lesson 1.

Descriptive Writing and Underwater Galapagos

Lesson 7.

Drama and Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Lesson 6.

Use of setting in Gothic Literature

Lesson 3.

Writing to inform and explain

Lesson 9.

How can we make a quality education for all?

Lesson 8.

How can we share A School for All?

Lesson 7.

How do we design a model School for All?

Lesson 6.

Discussing our ideas about education



Encounter Live

Live Investigation

Incredible edible polyp

This activity is a fun way of learning about the basic anatomy of the coral polyp, the tiny animal that creates the reef. Join Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop, as he hosts this interactive live session which your students are sure to enjoy!

Expert Interview

Coral restoration with Dr Kristen Marhaver

Your chance to ask Dr Kristen Marhaver about her work and life as a marine biologist working to protect and restore coral reefs. You can submit your students’ questions in advance or live.

#AMA

Coral Q&A with Jamie and Ellie

Jamie and Ellie are ready to answer questions from young people all around the world.

Expert Interview

Coral reproduction with Dr Kristen Marhaver

Your chance to ask Dr Kristen Marhaver about her work and life as a marine biologist working to protect and restore coral reefs. You can submit your students’ questions in advance or live.

#AMA

Coral Q&A with Ellie, Kevin and Rebecca

In this broadcast live from Curacao, Ellie speaks to researchers Kevin and Rebecca from the University of Alabama, about their obsession with sand, and the incredible world of tiny creatures (called 'meiofauna') that they have discovered.

Live Investigation

Coral food chain mobile (AM)

This activity introduces students to a range of living things and animals on the coral reef and examines how they are connected.

Expert Interview

Coral ecosystems with Dr Mark Vermeij

Your chance to ask Dr Mark Vermeij about his research into the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of marine organisms. You can submit you students’ questions in advance or live.

#AMA

Coral Q&A with Jamie and Cor

Ever wondered whether you can sleep underwater? Jamie and Cor Hameete from the CARMABI Education department are ready to answer questions like these and more from students all over the world.

Live Investigation

Coral food chain mobile (PM)

This activity introduces students to a range of living things and animals on the coral reef and examines how they are connected.

Expert Interview

Coral ecology with Dr Mark Vermeij

Your chance to ask Dr Mark Vermeij about his research into the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of marine organisms. You can submit you students’ questions in advance or live.

#AMA

Coral Q&A with Ellie and Lucas

Ever wondered whether you can sleep underwater? Jamie and Lucas are ready to answer questions like these and more from students all over the world.

Live Investigation

Coral in a high CO2 world (AM)

This session illustrates how the increase in carbon dioxide in the ocean is lowering pH levels, thus impacting marine life. The first activity Ocean acidification in a cup shows how water becomes more acidic when carbon dioxide is bubbled through it. The second activity Dissolving ‘coral’ and ‘shells’ in vinegar explains how acidic substances can ‘dissolve’ coral reefs and shells which protect ocean life.

Expert Interview

Coral and climate with Dr Rene van der Zande

Your chance to ask Dr Rene van der Zande about his work which focuses on the earliest life stages of corals. You can submit you students’ questions in advance or live.

#AMA

Coral Q&A with Jamie and Mischa

Want to know whether the team pack anything special from home? Students can ask Mischa and Jamie anything in this live Q&A session.

Live Investigation

Coral in a high CO2 world (PM)

This session illustrates how the increase in carbon dioxide in the ocean is lowering pH levels, thus impacting marine life. The first activity Ocean acidification in a cup shows how water becomes more acidic when carbon dioxide is bubbled through it. The second activity Dissolving ‘coral’ and ‘shells’ in vinegar explains how acidic substances can ‘dissolve’ coral reefs and shells which protect ocean life.

Expert Interview

Coral and CO2 with Dr Rene van der Zande

Your chance to ask Dr Rene van der Zande about his work which focuses on the earliest life stages of corals. You can submit you students’ questions in advance or live.

#AMA

Coral Q&A with Jamie and Jasper

Want to know whether the team pack anything special from home? Students can ask Jamie and Jasper anything in this live Q&A session.

Live Investigation

Going deeper (AM)

In the first part of this session Jamie demonstrates the relationship between pressure and depth with a simple activity called Under pressure. The second part of the session helps students investigate the relationship between Depth and light before discussing how this might affect deeper corals.

Expert Interview

Deep coral with Dr Pim Bongaerts

Your chance to ask Dr Pim Bongaerts about his research which focuses on the molecular ecology of coral reefs, using genome sequencing methods to study adaptation and connectivity in coral populations. You can submit you students’ questions in advance or live.

#AMA

Coral Q&A sponge special with Jamie and Dr Jasper de Goeij (AM)

Ask Jamie and Jasper about their most thrilling underwater experiences live! The team will be joined by the sponge research group with an underwater demonstration.

Live Investigation

Going deeper (PM)

In the first part of this session Jamie demonstrates the relationship between pressure and depth with a simple activity called Under pressure. The second part of the session helps students investigate the relationship between Depth and light before discussing how this might affect deeper corals.

Expert Interview

Twilight zone with Dr Pim Bongaerts

Your chance to ask Dr Pim Bongaerts about his research which focuses on the molecular ecology of coral reefs, using genome sequencing methods to study adaptation and connectivity in coral populations. You can submit you students’ questions in advance or live.

#AMA

Coral Q&A sponge special with Jamie and Dr Jasper de Goeij (PM)

Ask Jamie and Jasper about their most thrilling underwater experiences live! The team will be joined by the sponge research group with an underwater demonstration.

Live Investigation

Streamlined sharks (AM)

This exciting activity asks students to investigate the relationship between shape and water resistance.

Expert Interview

Adaptation on the reef with Kelly Latijnhouwers

Your chance to ask Kelly Latijnhouwers about her work as a coral reef ecologist and research scientist. You can submit your students’ questions in advance or live.

#AMA

Coral Q&A with Jamie and Daisy

What is the most useful tool used while doing research underwater? Jamie and Daisy attempt to answer more questions than ever before!

Live Investigation

Streamlined sharks (PM)

This exciting activity asks students to investigate the relationship between shape and water resistance.

Expert Interview

Coral evolution with Kelly Latijnhouwers

Your chance to ask Kelly Latijnhouwers about her work as a coral reef ecologist and research scientist. You can submit your students’ questions in advance or live.

#AMA

Coral Q&A with Jamie and Iris

What is the most useful tool used while doing research underwater? Jamie and Iris attempt to answer more questions than ever before!

#AMA

Submarine Q&A (AM)

What is the deepest you have ever been in a submarine? In this Submarine Q&A session, you will be asking questions to a member of the Nekton First Descent team on board their research vessel in the Indian Ocean.

Live Investigation

Submarine engineer (AM)

In this activity you will learn about the principles of buoyancy and especially neutral buoyancy. Divers, submersibles and submarines alter the air levels in their buoyancy systems to change their density. In this challenge, you will need to create a neutrally buoyant pen lid submarine.

#AMA

Submarine Q&A (PM)

Why are the submarines yellow? In this Submarine Q&A session, you will be asking questions to a member of the Nekton First Descent team on board their research vessel in the Indian Ocean. This live stream was broadcast as part of AXA Oceans Education Submarine Live 2019 Find out more at https://encounteredu.com/live.

Live Investigation

Submarine engineer (PM)

In this activity you will learn about the principles of buoyancy and especially neutral buoyancy. Divers, submersibles and submarines alter the air levels in their buoyancy systems to change their density. In this challenge, you will need to create a neutrally buoyant pen lid submarine.

#AMA

Submarine Q&A (AM)

Why is deep sea exploration needed? In this Submarine Q&A session, you will be asking questions to a member of the Nekton First Descent team on board their research vessel in the Indian Ocean.

Live Investigation

ROV Scientist (AM)

In this activity you will learn about how scientists use Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to collect samples from the seafloor. A ROV scientist will use ‘remote controls’ to direct the ROV from the surface vessel. In this activity you will need to demonstrate your ability to collect samples from the sea floor.

#AMA

Submarine Q&A (PM)

Have any new plants or animals been discovered during the expedition? In this Submarine Q&A session, you will be asking questions to a member of the Nekton First Descent team on board their research vessel in the Indian Ocean.

Live Investigation

ROV Scientist (PM)

In this activity you will learn about how scientists use Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to collect samples from the seafloor. A ROV scientist will use ‘remote controls’ to direct the ROV from the surface vessel. In this activity you will need to demonstrate your ability to collect samples from the sea floor.

#AMA

Submarine Q&A (AM)

How easy is it to explore the deep ocean? In this Submarine Q&A session, you will be asking questions to a member of the Nekton First Descent team on board their research vessel in the Indian Ocean.

Live Investigation

Submarine shape (AM)

In this activity students use different shapes of modelling clay to find a shape that will take exactly seven seconds to fall through a cylinder of water. Students will learn about water resistance and why submarines and submersibles are particular shapes.

#AMA

Submarine Q&A (PM)

What inspired you to what to explore the deep sea? In this Submarine Q&A session, you will be asking questions to a member of the Nekton First Descent team on board their research vessel in the Indian Ocean.

Live Investigation

Submarine shape (PM)

In this activity students use different shapes of modelling clay to find a shape that will take exactly seven seconds to fall through a cylinder of water. Students will learn about water resistance and why submarines and submersibles are particular shapes.

#AMA

Submarine Q&A (AM)

Will climate change affect the deep sea environment? In this Submarine Q&A session, you will be asking questions to a member of the Nekton First Descent team on board their research vessel in the Indian Ocean.

Live Investigation

Submarine buoyancy (AM)

This activity sees students use modelling clay, coins or other masses to make a ping pong ball neutrally buoyant. Student will learn that neutral buoyancy is achieved when the ball is maintaining a constant depth.

#AMA

Submarine Q&A (PM)

What is the biggest danger when exploring the deep sea? In this Submarine Q&A session, you will be asking questions to a member of the Nekton First Descent team on board their research vessel in the Indian Ocean.

Live Investigation

Submarine buoyancy (PM)

This activity sees students use modelling clay, coins or other masses to make a ping pong ball neutrally buoyant. Student will learn that neutral buoyancy is achieved when the ball is maintaining a constant depth.

#AMA

Submarine Q&A (AM)

How long did it take to design and build a submersible that could be use to explore the deep sea? In this Submarine Q&A session, you will be asking questions to a member of the Nekton First Descent team on board their research vessel in the Indian Ocean.

Live Investigation

Submarine pressure (AM)

In this activity you will learn about the challenge’s submersibles face when trying to explore the deep-sea. Submariners face the effects of pressure with increasing depth, so therefore the design of the submarine is key. The submersibles being used on Nekton First Descent can reach a depth of 1,000 feet. To put this in context, recreational scuba diving has a limit of 130 feet, but the deepest point in the ocean is an astounding 36,070 feet down. Students will investigate different types of material to see which is the best for a submarine pressure hull.

#AMA

Submarine Q&A (PM)

What is your favourite thing about the deep ocean? In this Submarine Q&A session, you will be asking questions to a member of the Nekton First Descent team on board their research vessel in the Indian Ocean.

Live Investigation

Submarine pressure (PM)

In this activity you will learn about the challenge’s submersibles face when trying to explore the deep-sea. Submariners face the effects of pressure with increasing depth, so therefore the design of the submarine is key. The submersibles being used on Nekton First Descent can reach a depth of 1,000 feet. To put this in context, recreational scuba diving has a limit of 130 feet, but the deepest point in the ocean is an astounding 36,070 feet down. Students will investigate different types of material to see which is the best for a submarine pressure hull.

Live Investigation

Arctic food web (AM)

This food web activity introduces young people to a range of organisms that they may come across during an Arctic expedition. Students will be asked to identify, classify and group organisms to build an Arctic food web mobile.

Expert Interview

Arctic science with Clara Nielson (AM)

This session is your chance to ask Clara Nielson about her PhD in marine biology and her research on how pollution is changing the ocean.

Submit your students’ questions in advance to increase their chance of being answered, or you can submit them live.

#AMA

Arctic Q&A with Jamie and Ellie

Want to know whether the team pack anything special from home? Students can ask Jamie and Ellie anything in this live Q&A session.

Live Investigation

Arctic food web (PM)

This food web activity introduces young people to a range of organisms that they may come across during an Arctic expedition. Students will be asked to identify, classify and group organisms to build an Arctic food web mobile.

Expert Interview

Arctic science with Clara Nielson (PM)

This session is your chance to ask Clara Nielson about her PhD in marine biology and her research on how pollution is changing the ocean.

Submit your students’ questions in advance to increase their chance of being answered, or you can submit them live.

Live Investigation

Keeping warm (AM)

This activity is a fun way of learning about how explorers survive the extreme conditions in the Arctic. Students will investigate different materials and compare how they perform as insulators. Students should complete the experiment in real-time along with Jamie.

While waiting to measure and record the results, students will be encouraged to think about how Arctic animals have evolved to keep warm. They can pretend to be an Arctic animal and find out whether a layer of fat is a way of keeping warm in the Arctic, by trying on a pair of blubber gloves.

Expert Interview

Polar life with Nick Cox (AM)

This session is your chance to ask Nick Cox, UK Arctic Research Station Manager about his experience working with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) for over 40 years and his work supporting polar research in the Arctic.

Submit your students’ questions in advance to increase their chance of being answered, or you can submit them live.

#AMA

Arctic Q&A with Jamie and Ellie

What is the coldest temperature you have experienced? Students can ask Jamie and Ellie anything in this live Q&A session.

Live Investigation

Keeping warm (PM)

This activity is a fun way of learning about how explorers survive the extreme conditions in the Arctic. Students will investigate different materials and compare how they perform as insulators. Students should complete the experiment in real-time along with Jamie.

While waiting to measure and record the results, students will be encouraged to think about how Arctic animals have evolved to keep warm. They can pretend to be an Arctic animal and find out whether a layer of fat is a way of keeping warm in the Arctic, by trying on a pair of blubber gloves.

Expert Interview

Polar life with Nick Cox (PM)

This session is your chance to ask Nick Cox, UK Arctic Research Station Manager about his experience working with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) for over 40 years and his work supporting polar research in the Arctic.

Submit your students’ questions in advance to increase their chance of being answered, or you can submit them live.

Live Investigation

Ocean acidification (AM)

This fun investigation aims to show how water becomes more acidic when carbon dioxide is bubbled through it. It demonstrates the link between carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and a process called ocean acidification, a change in the pH or acidity of the ocean. Students will also observe over time the effects of acid (in this case, vinegar) on shells.

Expert Interview

High CO2 in the Arctic with Hannah Green (AM)

This session is your chance to ask Hannah Green about her PhD in ocean acidification and her research on what the impacts of high CO2 concentrations levels in the ocean will have on the Arctic.

Submit your students’ questions in advance to increase their chance of being answered, or you can submit them live.

#AMA

Arctic Q&A with Jamie and Ellie

How long does it take to get from the base to the sample site? Students can ask Jamie and Ellie anything in this live Q&A session.

Live Investigation

Ocean acidification (PM)

This fun investigation aims to show how water becomes more acidic when carbon dioxide is bubbled through it. It demonstrates the link between carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and a process called ocean acidification, a change in the pH or acidity of the ocean. Students will also observe over time the effects of acid (in this case, vinegar) on shells.

Expert Interview

High CO2 in the Arctic with Hannah Green (PM)

This session is your chance to ask Hannah Green about her PhD in ocean acidification and her research on what the impacts of high CO2concentrations levels in the ocean will have on the Arctic.

Submit your students’ questions in advance to increase their chance of being answered, or you can submit them live.

Live Investigation

Sampling for microplastics (AM)

This investigation is a great way of learning about how extensive the issue of microplastics is. Scientists have already identified microplastics in the Arctic, but how much is there? Students will consider how to appropriately answer this question by considering sampling techniques needed to conduct a fair test.

This activity mirrors the scientific investigation of algal content in ice core samples conducted during the Catlin Arctic Survey 2011 and highlights the scientific thinking of scientists studying microplastics on the AXA Arctic Live Expedition 2019.

Researchers are currently trying to measure the quantity of microplastics in ecosystems such as the Arctic. However, because of limitations, such as time and money, they must carefully plan how to appropriately sample and report their findings.

Expert Interview

Ocean plastics with Dr Ceri Lewis (AM)

This session is your chance to ask Dr Ceri Lewis, a Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology at the University of Exeter, about her research into microplastics in the Arctic and beyond.

Submit your students’ questions in advance to increase their chance of being answered, or you can submit them live.

#AMA

Arctic Q&A with Jamie and Ellie

What do you think the Arctic will look like in the future? Students can ask Jamie and Ellie anything in this live Q&A session.

Live Investigation

Sampling for microplastics (PM)

This investigation is a great way of learning about how extensive the issue of microplastics is. Scientists have already identified microplastics in the Arctic, but how much is there? Students will consider how to appropriately answer this question by considering sampling techniques needed to conduct a fair test.

This activity mirrors the scientific investigation of algal content in ice core samples conducted during the Catlin Arctic Survey 2011 and highlights the scientific thinking of scientists studying microplastics on the AXA Arctic Live Expedition 2019.

Researchers are currently trying to measure the quantity of microplastics in ecosystems such as the Arctic. However, because of limitations, such as time and money, they must carefully plan how to appropriately sample and report their findings.

Expert Interview

Ocean plastics with Dr Ceri Lewis (PM)

This session is your chance to ask Dr Ceri Lewis, a Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology at the University of Exeter, about her research into microplastics in the Arctic and beyond.

Submit your students’ questions in advance to increase their chance of being answered, or you can submit them live.

Live Investigation

Sea level rise (AM)

This activity is a great way of learning about sea level rise. This is a good way to clear up common misconceptions such as how melting sea ice in the Arctic will cause sea levels to rise.

This investigation will provide students an opportunity to observe over time and compare how the melting of different types of ice in the Arctic and Antarctic will affect sea level rise.

Expert Interview

Adventure science with Ellie Mackay (AM)

This session is your chance to ask Ellie Mackay about her extensive experience as a science communicator, extreme environment filmmaker and field producer.

Submit your students’ questions in advance to increase their chance of being answered, or you can submit them live.

#AMA

Arctic Q&A with Jamie and Ellie

Have you seen any polar bears or other animals? How close did they get? Students can ask Jamie and Ellie anything in this live Q&A session.

Live Investigation

Sea level rise (PM)

This activity is a great way of learning about sea level rise. This is a good way to clear up common misconceptions such as how melting sea ice in the Arctic will cause sea levels to rise.

This investigation will provide students an opportunity to observe over time and compare how the melting of different types of ice in the Arctic and Antarctic will affect sea level rise.

Expert Interview

Adventure science with Ellie Mackay (PM)

This session is your chance to ask Ellie Mackay about her extensive experience as a science communicator, extreme environment filmmaker and field producer.

Submit your students’ questions in advance to increase their chance of being answered, or you can submit them live.

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