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.
EXPLORING THE OCEANS
New from November into the new year!
This education session is based on exploring the oceans, with items on the desks to handle including coral, shark teeth and live shrimp. The session includes plenty of opportunity for discussion on a myriad of ocean-based topics such as endangered habitats, the structure of coral, or adaptations of sharks. Please let us know if there is a particular area of interest your group would like to concentrate on.
SCIENCE & CITIZENSHIP: CLIMATE CHANGE - CHANGING OCEANS (NEW FOR 2020)
This informal interactive discussion based workshop explores the effects of global warming. Using the 3D magic globe and a simple practical, students are encouraged to consider the effects of increasing sea temperatures, rising sea levels, increasing acidity and oxygen loss. To conclude students consider their own personal impact, the overall impact of humans and the measures that could be implemented to aid ocean recovery and help save the planet.
GEOGRAPHY & CITIZENSHIP: DROWNING IN PLASTIC! (NEW FOR 2020)
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.
SCIENCE & CITIZENSHIP: SUPER ANIMALS
Investigating the extreme adaptations of some of our animals at the Deep. A super hero fights crime and helps others, so students will need to consider which animal's abilities would be best suited for them to take on the role. They will also handle our Hissing cockroaches as part of their investigation.
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.
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 & 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.
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