Science / Geography | Ages 7 - 11
Part of:AXA XL Oceans Education
99% of the living space of the planet is in the ocean. It is not just far off and tropical seas that have amazing marine life. The seas around the UK are host to a huge variety of life. This lesson uses a virtual ocean for students to explore the diversity, features and adaptations of marine life around the UK.
To support lower ability students, focus on identifying marine organisms and matching them to their habitats. Students should use the appropriately labelled boxes of Student Sheet 3a while they are researching. They can demonstrate their learning using the ‘Example organism’ section of Student Sheet 2c, or the ‘Name’ and ‘Habitat and conditions’ sections of Student Sheet 3b.
To challenge higher ability students, focus on describing the adaptations of organisms. Students should use the appropriate labelled boxes on Student Sheet 3a while they are researching. They can demonstrate their learning in the ‘Adaptation’ section of Student Sheet 3b.
The open nature of the research activity (Thinglink Marine life) allows students to access learning at any level.
For ideas of how to support and challenge students further, look for guidance and ideas in the teacher guidance.