KS3-4: The marine ecosystem: from zooplankton to humans

Suitable for 11-18-year olds (secondary, middle and high schools), this article and accompanying activity sheet can be used in the classroom, in science clubs and at home.

This resource links to KS3 Biology, Interactions and interdependencies; Geography, human and physical and KS4 Biology, Ecosystems; Geography, locational knowledge; human and physical geography, but is also internationally relevant.

It can also be used as a careers resource and links to Gatsby Benchmarks:
Gatsby Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information
Gatsby Benchmark 4: Linking curriculum learning to careers

The article includes a summary of a marine research project, an infographic of a food web, an explanation of oceanography i.e. what is it and what career opportunities are there in this field, and an interview with oceanographer Dr Marc Frischer.

The activity sheet includes discussion points - seven questions the students can answer in groups or individually - and ideas for activities that are relevant to marine science.

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Created: Jun 14, 2019

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