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UK ocean habitats KS2 Science
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UK ocean habitats KS2 Science

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This lesson introduces students to the diversity of habitats in the seas around the UK and looks at the different conditions experienced across a variety of habitats from the deep sea to rock pools. This full lesson contains: Slideshow 2 UK marine habitats with Dr Helen Findlay Lesson Overview and Teacher Guidance Student Sheet 2a Marine habitats diagram Student Sheet 2b Marine habitats and conditions cards Student Sheet 2c Marine habitats life poster Activty Overview Dictogloss of marine habitats Subject Update Marine habitats (background information for the teacher) It forms Lesson 2 of 12 from the Our Ocean Planet resource, which is designed to support Key Stage 2 teachers to teach all aspects of the ocean. It can be used as a full topic with over 20 hours of classroom activities or using a pick and mix approach. All lessons and resources are available from Digital Explorer’s TES profile.
The Media: Representations and Stereotypes
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The Media: Representations and Stereotypes

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The Media is aimed at years 9-11, it examines how the media influences stereotyping and portrayal of ‘extremist’ countries. The lessons cover an introduction to the media, layout, fact and opinion as well as different writing techniques. These resources are based on the first-hand experiences of young people who participated in two expeditions in 2010, Journey to the UK and Journey to Pakistan. The young teams worked with artists, politicians, social entrepreneurs and other young people to build up a portrait of these countries beyond media stereotypes, through blogs, films and photos.
Discover the Frozen Oceans and Become a Explorer
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Discover the Frozen Oceans and Become a Explorer

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The Frozen Oceans (Primary) education programme is based on journeys undertaken by explorers and scientists. The programme is suitable for ages 8-11/KS2. Take your class to the North Pole with this cross-curricular investigation of the Arctic Ocean. The lessons cover varied topics and skills needed for a science research expedition in the polar regions. Themes include Arctic food webs, training like an explorer, expedition food, insulation and clothing, the impacts of melting ice and conducting a press conference. The lessons can also be combined into a Polar Challenge Day.
World oceans KS2 Geography
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World oceans KS2 Geography

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This is an introductory lesson to the world’s oceans. Students will use map skills to name and locate the world’s oceans and learn about major marine landmarks, from the deepest point to the biggest tide and many places in between. This full lesson contains: Slideshow 5 Our ocean voyage with Prof Alex Rogers Lesson Overview and Teacher Guidance Student Sheet 5a World oceans map Student Sheet 5b Marine wonders card sort Student Sheet 5c Voyage map template Subject Update How many oceans are there? It forms Lesson 5 of 12 from the Our Ocean Planet resource, which is designed to support Key Stage 2 teachers to teach all aspects of the ocean. It can be used as a full topic with over 20 hours of classroom activities or using a pick and mix approach. All lessons and resources are available from Digital Explorer’s TES profile.
Plastic recycling KS2 D&T
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Plastic recycling KS2 D&T

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Plastic pollution is one of the major issues affecting the ocean. Students will begin by learning about the impact of litter on marine life. They will then explore the 3Rs (reduce, recycle, reuse) and how they can be applied to the issue of marine plastic pollution. Students will then be guided to reuse common plastic waste to make a new useful object such as a bird-feeder or snack box. This full lesson contains: Slideshow 9 The Pacific Ocean and plastic pollution with Jo Royle Lesson Overview and Teacher Guidance Activity Overview Reusing plastic bottles Student Sheet 9a Reusing plastic bottles preparation Student Sheet 9b Reusing plastic bottles guidance Student Sheet 9c Reusing plastic bottles review It forms Lesson 9 of 12 from the Our Ocean Planet resource, which is designed to support Key Stage 2 teachers to teach all aspects of the ocean. It can be used as a full topic with over 20 hours of classroom activities or using a pick and mix approach. All lessons and resources are available from Digital Explorer’s TES profile.
Biomes - introduction #GoogleExpeditions Lesson
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Biomes - introduction #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

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This #GoogleExpeditions lesson develops student skills understanding of biomes and ecosystems. This introductory lesson introduces students to the main biomes around the planet, their features and locations. Further in-depth lessons on the different biomes are listed below. Google Expeditions are immersive 360 degree photo stories designed for use in the classroom. For more see: https://www.google.com/edu/expeditions/. This is Google Expeditions Lesson is number 1 of a 4 lesson sequence. It can be used as a standalone lesson or in conjunction with others listed below (links go to Google Docs versions of the lessons). Lesson 1: Google Expeditions: Biomes – Introduction https://goo.gl/0eMtoz Lesson 2: Google Expeditions: Biomes – Tundra and Taiga https://goo.gl/L6cpjH Lesson 3: Google Expeditions: Biomes – Tropical Rainforest and Temperate Forests https://goo.gl/wGM97d Lesson 4: Google Expeditions: Biomes – Savannah and Desert https://goo.gl/sBrZzi Cover image credit: Wikipedia – Jeffrey Pang
Introducing the International Space Station #GoogleExpeditions Lesson
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Introducing the International Space Station #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

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This #GoogleExpeditions lesson takes students into space to explore the concepts of gravity, orbit and the forces acting on the International Space Station. Journey off the planet with this Google Expedition to explore forces and motion in a new and exciting way. Google Expeditions are immersive 360 degree photo stories designed for use in the classroom. For more see: https://www.google.com/edu/expeditions/. This Google Expeditions Lesson is number 1 of a 4 lesson sequence. It can be used as a standalone lesson or in conjunction with others listed below. Links direct to Google Docs versions of the lessons. Lesson 1: Google Expeditions: Introducing the International Space Station https://goo.gl/Wy5A2F Lesson 2: Google Expeditions: Life in Microgravity https://goo.gl/3cqhwv Lesson 3: Google Expeditions: Microgravity and Experiments https://goo.gl/iU4V3z Lesson 4: Google Expeditions: Build your own Space Station https://goo.gl/mCo36M
Frozen Oceans: Primary
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Frozen Oceans: Primary

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The Frozen Oceans (Primary) education programme is based on journeys undertaken by explorers and scientists taking part in the Catlin Arctic Surveys between 2009 and 2011. The activity ideas and accompanying resources are designed to introduce pupils to what life is like in the High Arctic and the importance of learning about this extreme environment. The activities are designed for use across the curriculum and can be combined to create a 'Polar Day' at your school.
Climate KS2 Geography
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Climate KS2 Geography

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Students will learn about the link between latitude and climate, applying key terms such as equator and climate zones. They will also look at the influence of the ocean on climate and why the UK is warmer than it ‘should be’. This full lesson contains: Slideshow 7 The Atlantic Ocean and climate with Dr Penny Holliday Lesson Overview and Teacher Guidance Student Sheet 7a World city cards Student Sheet 7b World climate zones Student Sheet 7c Explaining the UK climate Student Sheet 7d The ocean and climate Subject Update Ocean circulation and climate (background for teachers explaining impact of the ocean on climate) It forms Lesson 7 of 12 from the Our Ocean Planet resource, which is designed to support Key Stage 2 teachers to teach all aspects of the ocean. It can be used as a full topic with over 20 hours of classroom activities or using a pick and mix approach. All lessons and resources are available from Digital Explorer’s TES profile.
Adaptation and penguins KS2 Science
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Adaptation and penguins KS2 Science

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Students travel to the Southern Ocean and the waters around Antarctica to study penguins. Students will learn about the adaptations that allow penguins to survive. 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 This full lesson contains: Slideshow 9 The Southern Ocean and penguin adaptation with Dr Lucy Quinn Lesson Overview and Teacher Guidance Student Sheet 10 Penguin adaptations (students are directed to use an online interactive Thinglink to complete their research) Subject Update Evolution (background knowledge for teachers) It forms Lesson 10 of 12 from the Our Ocean Planet resource, which is designed to support Key Stage 2 teachers to teach all aspects of the ocean. It can be used as a full topic with over 20 hours of classroom activities or using a pick and mix approach. All lessons and resources are available from Digital Explorer’s TES profile.
Descriptive Writing #GoogleExpeditions Lesson
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Descriptive Writing #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

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This #GoogleExpeditions lesson develops student skills in descriptive writing. Students are taken to the amazing waters around the Galapagos through Google Expeditions, where they are guided to use a range of descriptive writing techniques from simile to metaphor and alliteration to share what they can see. Google Expeditions are immersive 360 degree photo stories designed for use in the classroom. For more see: https://www.google.com/edu/expeditions/ To download Google Docs versions of the lesson plan and student sheet go to: https://goo.gl/hSHoxa Cover image credit: XL Catlin Seaview Survey
Coral Oceans: Primary Science
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Coral Oceans: Primary Science

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These resources for ages 7-11 are based on the journeys undertaken by science teams taking part in the Catlin Seaview Survey expeditions. These resources present a complete scheme of work for the science classroom, covering core science and sustainability curriculum areas as well as enhancing students' creative and communications skills. Science curriculum topics include: - habitats and how they provide the basic needs of plants and animals - identification, classification and the use of keys - life cycles, anatomy and sexual reproduction - how animals obtain their food using the idea of food chains - how animals and plants are adapted to their environment - human impact on the environment This project-based learning resource incorporates stunning multimedia resources and is based on recent expeditions to enable students to explore marine life on the reef and the threats facing it.
GCSE Science - Microplastics impact on the environment
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GCSE Science - Microplastics impact on the environment

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Students work scientifically to explain what microplastics are and where they come from. In this lesson, students develop their understanding of how human actions can have a negative impact on the marine environment. The context of this lesson is investigating the amount of microplastics that students use every day in personal hygiene products. This full lesson includes: Lesson overview and teacher guidance Student Sheet 3a How much microplastic? Student Sheet 3b Microplastics summary worksheet Student Sheet 3c Hunting microplastic home learning Slideshow 3 How much microplastic Activity Overview/Technician Notes 3 How much microplastic? Subject Update 4 Marine plastics Subject Update 5 Marine plastics facts and figures This is Lesson 3 of 7 in the Plankton, Plastics and Poo unit of work, which is based on current research being conducted at the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory. The unit consists of enquiry-based lessons which support students to work scientifically by simulating the researchers’ investigations, and encourages students to the use their findings to have a wider impact. The resource uses innovative methods to bring cutting edge science to the classroom, including: - Using real field and laboratory data. - Practical investigations that replicate the work of the scientists. - Using social media to connect with the scientists. - The opportunity to connect with scientists through Skype in the classroom events. All lessons and resources are available from Digital Explorer’s TES profile.
Raconte-moi Versailles! #GoogleExpeditions Lesson
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Raconte-moi Versailles! #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

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This #GoogleExpeditions lesson develops students language skills in French. Students journey to the Chateau de Versailles and develop their language skills to describe the history and sights of this iconic landmark. Google Expeditions are immersive 360 degree photo stories designed for use in the classroom. For more see: https://www.google.com/edu/expeditions/ To download Google Docs versions of the lesson plan and student sheet go to: https://goo.gl/nx9pSJ Cover image credit: Wikipedia – Marc Vassal
Physical and Human Geography of Everest #GoogleExpeditions Lesson
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Physical and Human Geography of Everest #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

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This #GoogleExpeditions lesson develops student skills in physical and human geography with a trip to Mount Everest. Students learn to use locational language and develop geographical descriptions of both physical and human features of the Mount Everest region. Google Expeditions are immersive 360 degree photo stories designed for use in the classroom. For more see: https://www.google.com/edu/expeditions/ To download Google Docs versions of the lesson plan and student sheet go to: https://goo.gl/vbMaIq Cover image credit: Wikipedia – Carsten.nebel
Classification KS2 Science
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Classification KS2 Science

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This classification lesson is based around an expedition to the coral reef. Students learn about classification through practical sorting activities and then apply their knowledge to the amazing animals on the coral reef and some of the oddities that are found there. What is a coral? Is a dolphin more closely related to a shark or a cow? More able students can also develop their own classification key. This full lesson contains: Slideshow 8 The Indian Ocean and classification with Anjani Ganase Lesson Overview and Teacher Guidance Activity Overview Sorting objects practical Student Sheet 8a Classifying coral life Student Sheet 8b Making a key Student Sheet 8c Classification card sort Student Sheet 8d Coral life fact sheet Subject Update Classification (background information for the teacher) It forms Lesson 8 of 12 from the Our Ocean Planet resource, which is designed to support Key Stage 2 teachers to teach all aspects of the ocean. It can be used as a full topic with over 20 hours of classroom activities or using a pick and mix approach. All lessons and resources are available from Digital Explorer’s TES profile.
Poetry analysis #GoogleExpeditions Lesson
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Poetry analysis #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

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This #GoogleExpeditions lesson develops student skills in analysing poetry. Students study the poem The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus, and compare the poet's use of language with 360 degree imagery of Ellis Island. Evocative use of language conjures the experience of new immigrants arriving in America. How is Ellis Island presented as a beacon of hope? Google Expeditions are immersive 360 degree photo stories designed for use in the classroom. For more see: https://www.google.com/edu/expeditions/ To download Google Docs versions of the lesson plan and student sheet go to: https://goo.gl/mFTmqD Cover image credit: Wikipedia – Earnest B
A Journey From The Classroom With Google Earth
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A Journey From The Classroom With Google Earth

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Take your pupils on a journey from the classroom – Google Earth can bring the world closer and inspire curiosity as an integral part of lessons. With tours or layers you can dive into the oceans, track endangered species, monitor earthquakes and weather, keep up-to-date with resource conflicts – or create your very own layers. The manuals bring together skills for space and mapping, using tech tools and project management.
Sustainable Fisheries: Ages 8-11/ KS2
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Sustainable Fisheries: Ages 8-11/ KS2

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The Sustainable Fisheries resources have been developed in partnership with nef (new economics foundation) and their work on fishing and fisheries policy. A scheme of work for Science or Geography, with lesson plans and activities. It covers fish as a food source, marine food webs and changes to them, commercial fishing methods and an introduction to sustainability. The activities are focused on the seas around the UK and EU. Includes the lesson booklet and all accompanying slideshows, images and activities