Discover the Frozen Oceans and Become a Explorer

Discover the Frozen Oceans and Become a Explorer

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.
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World oceans KS2 Geography

World oceans KS2 Geography

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.
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The Media: Representations and Stereotypes

The Media: Representations and Stereotypes

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.
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Volcanoes #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

Volcanoes #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

This #GoogleExpeditions lesson develops students' understanding of volcanoes Take a virtual field trip to Tolbachik Volcano and use this inspiration to develop students' work on natural hazards and volcanoes. 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/4wY6NI. Cover image credit: Flickr – kuhnmi
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Biomes - introduction #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

Biomes - introduction #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

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
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Coral Live! 2015 Primary Science Lessons

Coral Live! 2015 Primary Science Lessons

Join Digital Explorer’s Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop live from Timor Leste in the Coral Triangle for an engaging experience that will allow your students to discover the importance of this unique ecosystem from the comfort of their classroom. This education event is a fantastic opportunity for schools to follow scientists and explorers on their journey as they dive into the secrets of the Coral Triangle. You can follow Jamie’s journey with TES at www.tes.co.uk/CoralExplorer! These three primary science lessons sponsored by Catlin Group are designed to accompany the Coral Live! 2015 event. Each lesson features engaging, fun activities on the following topics: Reef Builders, Amazing Polyps and Food Chains.
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Explore The Great Barrier Reef: Activities

Explore The Great Barrier Reef: Activities

A series of fact cards on marine life in and around the Great Barrier Reef, giving information on feeding, habitat and threats. Designed to be used in conjunction with the non-ICT Seaview classroom activities, looking at Classification, Food Webs, Mutualism and Symbiosis, and Threats. These cards are suitable for ages 11-14 and 14-16 (KS3/4). For more information go to: www.digitalexplorer.com
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Sustainable Fisheries: Ages 8-11/ KS2

Sustainable Fisheries: Ages 8-11/ KS2

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
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Coral Oceans: Primary Science

Coral Oceans: Primary Science

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.
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Descriptive Writing #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

Descriptive Writing #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

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
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Science: Sustainable Fisheries

Science: Sustainable Fisheries

This body of work is best suited for ages 11-4 and 14-16 years/ KS3/4. This is an enquiry-based scheme of work investigating the seas around the UK and EU. The lesson plans and activities cover why fish stocks are decreasing, the issues and impacts associated with overfishing, and marine ecosystems and sustainability. The activities examine different stakeholder views and use current data from the UN FAO, MMO and the new economics foundation. More resources available at: www.digitalexplorer.com
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Introducing the International Space Station #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

Introducing the International Space Station #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

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
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Ventilation #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

Ventilation #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

This #GoogleExpeditions lesson develops students' understanding of human anatomy. This lesson continues the study of the respiratory system with a focus on the process of ventilation. 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 3 of a 4 lesson sequence. It can be used as a standalone lesson or in conjunction with others listed below. Lesson 1: Google Expeditions: Respiratory System – Lung Structure https://goo.gl/JY0DyB Lesson 2: Google Expeditions: Respiratory System – Gas exchange in the alveoli https://goo.gl/c5f0xR Lesson 3: Google Expeditions: Respiratory System – Ventilation https://goo.gl/6Rnenz Lesson 4: Google Expeditions: Respiratory System – Disease https://goo.gl/eDJXTf Cover image credit: Flickr - Loren Kerns
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Plastic recycling KS2 D&T

Plastic recycling KS2 D&T

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.
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UK ocean habitats KS2 Science

UK ocean habitats KS2 Science

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.
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Changing environments & Coral Bleaching #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

Changing environments & Coral Bleaching #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

This #GoogleExpeditions lesson develops students' understanding of environmental change. In this lesson students understand the impact of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere on the marine environment and in particular the coral ecosystem. High CO2 has two impacts on the ocean: warming and ocean acidification. This virtual field trip shows the impact of warming oceans in terms of coral bleaching. 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 go to: https://goo.gl/RhfeXy Cover image credit: XL Catlin Seaview Survey
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Environmental change in Borneo #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

Environmental change in Borneo #GoogleExpeditions Lesson

This #GoogleExpeditions lesson develops student understanding of the concept of environmental change using Borneo as a case study. Students will visit Borneo using the Google Expeditions virtual field trip and learn about the factors driving environmental change including the role of palm oil production. Students will then propose solutions to the problems resulting from deforestation. 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/Smu3UK Cover image credit: Flickr- Wakx
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Classification KS2 Science

Classification KS2 Science

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.
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