Group Size:
Any
Ages:
6+

Topics/Skills

Adaptation
Animals
Diversity of Life
Habitats
Writing
A literacy based activity which can be used to reinforce lessons about marine species, or as follow up to a shore or aquarium visit. 
Group Size:
up to 35
Ages:
6+

Topics/Skills

Adaptation
Animals
Diversity of Life
Energy
Food Webs/Chains
Habitats
Plants/Algae
A short game, which will help the children understand why marine creatures need special adaptations to help them survive in their habitat. This activity is part of the habitats and adaptations lesson plan resource.
Group Size:
Any
Ages:
4+

Topics/Skills

Adaptation
Animals
Diversity of Life
Habitats
Plants/Algae

Introduction:

Use this true or false game to learn facts about the marine life!

Location:

A clear open space.

Materials:

Markers for True and False ‘zones’ and cards or a sheet with ‘facts’.

Group Size:
10 or more
Ages:
6+

Topics/Skills

Adaptation
Energy
Habitats
Humans & Environment
A short game, which illustrates how dolphins and other whales use sound to hunt under the water. A second level of the game illustrates how this may be impacted by underwater noise pollution.
Group Size:
up to 10
Ages:
6+

Topics/Skills

Habitats

Sound travels great distances underwater, five times faster than in air. Humans find it hard to detect where a sound is coming from underwater, however marine mammals have developed their hearing and use of sounds to allow effective hunting, navigation and communication skills. Human activities can generate large amounts of underwater noise, which has the potential to impact marine animals if it is not managed properly. These resources will allow you to deliver a lesson, which introduces these concepts and that will help you demonstrate how sound travels through different materials.

Topics/Skills

Animals
Diversity of Life
Enquiry/Research
Group/Team Working
Habitats
Humans & Environment
Non-Native Species
Plants/Algae
Sea Shore
Download and print your own set of Shore Thing Species ID cards. The cards are designed to be used as part of the Shore Thing survey protocol. More Shore Thing Project Resources including a teacher pack and survey methods are available on the Shore Thing website.
Group Size:
Any
Ages:
6+

Topics/Skills

Animals
Citizen Science
Diversity of Life
Habitats
Sea Shore
sorting living things into groups

Download and print your free copy of our key to a selection of common estuarine and seashore ‘shells’ found in the North East Atlantic. The key can be laminated and used on the shore, but can also be used at home or in the classroom to sort and identify empty shells.

Group Size:
Any
Ages:
4+

Topics/Skills

Adaptation
Careful observation
Diversity of Life
Habitats
Independent Working
sorting living things into groups
A variety of short, fun activities to keep groups or individuals occupied on the shore with no cost or resources required! 
Group Size:
Any
Ages:
Any

Topics/Skills

Animals
Design & Technology
Diversity of Life
Food Webs/Chains
Habitats
This is a great follow up activity to shore exploration, particularly if pupils are asked to base their work on something they have learned during the day. The activity encourages collaborative working.