This lesson explores the depth of the ocean through creating a scale diagram of the different ocean zones and identifying significant points within these zones. Students will consider why deep sea exploration is so challenging for humans and the different creatures that live within it.
This lesson sets the scene for the whole deep-sea exploration unit. 71% of our blue planet is covered by ocean, with an average depth of 2.3 miles. At least 97% of our biosphere is in the ocean and it produces half the oxygen we breath. The oceans affect people’s food, safety, livelihoods, transport and access to resources, yet we know very little about the deep ocean – we have better maps of the moon! This lesson explores the importance of the ocean and introduces students to some of the strange creatures which inhabit the deep sea.
Cities shape our health and well being and people’s decision-making shapes cities. This lesson plan allows children to find their voice and develop their scientific, communication and decision-making skills in order to influence change.
Spring has sprung on the farm. Take a tour on Upper Walton Farm during lambing season and find out all about the life cycles of some of the animals on the farm. Use the life cycles cards to think about how it all fits together and test your baby animal knowledge with the Baby Baby Baby quiz.
This resource pack for KS3 (age 11-14) pupils is about climate change and the effects it will have on people around the world. It emphasises the increasing unpredictability of the weather and explores ways people might prepare for the, apparently inevitable, ‘wild weather’ - floods and droughts. It also introduces the notion of food security.
The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke. With acrostic spell-poems by award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustrations by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.
Flooding due to climate change can have a devastating effect on people's lives. Set on the fictitious island of Watu, pupils explore how STEM skills can be used to help communities be better prepared for flooding
The Eden Project is all about connecting people with the natural world; their plant collection includes plants for food, medicine and materials. This lesson is designed to help students to appreciate the links they have with the natural world through everyday objects and then to present their understanding creatively as a TV report, potentially using video.