Science / Geography | Ages 7 - 11
Part of:AXA XL Oceans Education
Students travel to the Southern Ocean and the waters around Antarctica to study how penguins have adapted to this habitat. Students will learn about the different adaptations that allow penguins to live in this frozen world and get their food from the ocean. This lesson can be used as an introductory lesson to the topic of evolution for upper Key Stage 2 students, which is the focus of Mission 11.
To support lower ability students, focus on identifying features of penguins. To facilitate this, use the slide imagery of penguins.
To challenge higher ability students, focus on clearly linking the adaptations of penguins to how these help them to survive.
The open summary assessment task allows students to demonstrate their learning at a variety of levels.
For ideas of how to support and challenge students further, look for guidance and ideas in the teacher guidance.