We have lots of discovery-based workshops for pupils aged 7 to 11 to develop their enquiry skills, furthering their knowledge and understanding of interrelationships, biodiversity and the need for conservation.
For detailed lesson plans and objectives please see our Downloadable Resources.
New from November into the new year!
This learning session allows pupils to observe and handle some The Deep’s Artefacts Collection and observe live shrimp. Children learn about the amazing adaptations animals possess and how they are suited to their habitats
Children can handle and make annotated drawings of a range of unusual objects to develop a deeper understanding of the animals such as sharks, corals, penguins and the seaside creatures that live within our oceans.
SCIENCE: OUR WORLD'S PLASTIC PROBLEM - NEW FOR 2020
Why are our world’s oceans so important? How are our oceans and the animals that live there being affected by plastics? Consider the impact of human behaviour on our oceans and ways in which The Deep, other organisations and you can reduce your plastic footprint.
SCIENCE: FISH FRIDAY (YEARS 5 AND 6 ONLY)
Fish are not as different from us as we think. Take a look at the body parts inside a real fish and learn about the similarities and differences between them and us. This hands on practical allows students to further their understanding of the functions of the external and internal organs.
SCIENCE: BITE BACK
What do sharks eat? What does a shark’s tooth look like? Take a fascinating peek into the eating habits of some of the ocean’s top predators.This session considers how animals feed, independence and the importance of adaption.
SCIENCE: INSPECTOR SHARKY
Help us solve this dastardly crime! Identify our mystery criminalby discovering who’s eating who. This exciting multi-activity workshop is based on food chains and predator-prey relationships. Children use a variety of skills while working scientifically to predict and draw conclusions and use microscopes.
SCIENCE: PENGUIN DETECTIVES
This activity allows children to investigate animal 'families', with a particular focus on penguins. We look at how we might classify different animal groups, then use classification keys to identify different penguin species. Finally we learn more about penguins in their natural environments.
SCIENCE: THINK LIKE A SCIENTIST (UPPER KS2 ONLY)
This is a hands on enquiry workshop. Children assume the role of different scientists: Ecologist, Biologist, Behavioural Scientist, Marine Biologist, Taxonomist and attempt to work out problems that may be encountered in the real world. Children will select and use a variety of equipment, develop a range of observational skills and techniques (sampling, microscopes), record results and draw conclusions. KS2 will need adult support so please provide at least one adult for every six pupils.
SCIENCE: FOSSIL HUNTERS
Travel back in time, find out how fossils are formed and how they help us understand the Earth's past. Children uncover buried 'real' marine fossils and work scientifically to identify, classify and record them for future use...maybe even discover a sea monster! This session directly links to the Science Programme of study for Rocks, Living things and their habitats and Evolution and inheritance.
SCIENCE: AMAZING ANIMAL ADAPTATION
Investigate The Deep’s amazing creatures and the adaptations they possess. You decide who has the most incredible super power for survival. Get the chance to observe and touch our live Hissing cockroaches! Pupil's work scientifically making observations of animals and focusing on their special adaptations.
GEOGRAPHY & SCIENCE: LIFE ON THE REEF
View our ocean world with the help of NASA images and our amazing digital globe. Then take a closer look at one special ocean habitat – the coral reef. In this multi-activity workshop pupils investigate the location of reefs, the coral animal itself and explores the relationship between species who make the reef their home.’
Science: Living things and their habitats, Animals, including humans, Evolution and inheritance Geography: Locational knowledge, elements of physical geography.
GEOGRAPHY: A TALE OF TWO RIVERS
Take a walk along the rivers – yes, we do have two! The Deep is sited at the confluence of the Hull and Humber, making it a perfect place to investigate rivers. This session looks at how rivers and tides affect people, landscape and how we use and manage rivers. It includes a guided walk round the exterior of The Deep (weather permitting), plus a short presentation.BOOK YOUR SCHOOL TRIP - CALL 01482 381000 OR CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US