Our wide range of active learning workshops for young people aged 11 to 14 enhance their understanding of the needs of animals and the ways in which we can help to conserve their environment for the future.
For detailed lesson plans and objectives please see our Downloadable Resources.
SCIENCE & CITIZENSHIP: SUPER ANIMALS
Students will investigate the extreme adaptations of some of our animals at the Deep. A super hero fights crime and helps others, so the students will consider which of these animal abilities would be best for a super hero. They will also handle our Hissing cockroaches as part of their investigation.
SCIENCE: MACKEREL MONDAYS
Available each Monday during the Autumn and Spring terms. Students will perform a simulated post mortem of a mackerel fish. Looking at external features, body organs, stomach content, life processes and cause of death. Students will enjoy this multi-sensory activity which covers working scientifically and compares human and fish anatomy. KS3 pupils will use a scalpel.
SCIENCE: THINK LIKE A SCIENTIST
This hands on investigative workshop focuses on tasks that real life scientists would do. Students will take on the role of different scientists including Marine Biologists, Research Analysts and Ecologists, and attempt to work out real problems. There is also information to help the students to consider a career in science.
SCIENCE: SUPER SLIME!
This fun workshop begins by looking at how animals have adapted to use slime mucus to help them survive. Then two lots of slime putty is made by students using varying amounts of water as examples. Students then make their own slime putty, deciding on the amount of water they need. If they make it correctly, they can take it away with them! The products we use to make slime do not contain any boron.
SCIENCE: GREAT WHITE MYSTERY
Do we have Great White sharks in our waters? Some people think so! Use your investigative skills to solve the mystery, drawing your conclusions from a range of real-life evidence. In this multi-activity workshop, students will study real sharks' teeth, photographs of bite marks and genuine reports from newspaper articles.
MATHS: DEEP DECISIONS
Spend, spend, spend! Can you buy the right animals to create wonderful display tanks while keeping to a fixed budget? Enjoy being an Aquarist and doing real life mathematics at The Deep, using data handling and calculation to create your display.
GEOGRAPHY & CITIZENSHIP: WHY KEEP THE CORAL?
What is happening to the world's coral reefs? Find out why we need to protect this valuable resource and what we can do as individuals to contribute to its conservation. In this multi-activity workshop KS3 pupils can explore the idea of sustainable development in the context of a coral reef environment.
GEOGRAPHY & SCIENCE: VOLCANOES AND IGNEOUS ROCKS (USING THE MAGIC PLANET)
This stimulating presentation uses a 3D magic planet globe, where pupils will gain a world view of volcanic activity both on land and underwater. Two short fun practical activities are included when pupils will investigate floating igneous rocks and volcanic eruptions.
GEOGRAPHY & CITIZENSHIP: DROWNING IN PLASTIC!*NEW FOR 2017/18*
Plastic in our oceans is a worldwide problem that needs solving. This session uses fun practical work and discussion to investigate: looking at why, where and what we can do about it.
ART & DESIGN: UNDERWATER ART
Create and sketch a coral garden and draw incredible creatures. Extend your skills by practicing imaginative drawing and drawing from life using our interesting private collection. Our collection has been donated by past collectors or has been ethically sourced in-line with our principles as a conservation charity.BOOK YOUR SCHOOL TRIP - CALL 01482 381000 OR CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US