Group Size:
up to 35
Ages:
6+
A short game, to help understand different conditions occurring in habitats found on and around offshore wind turbines and how animals and plants specially adapted to these conditions are distributed accordingly. This activity is part of the habitats and adaptations lesson plan resource.
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:
2 or more
Ages:
6+

Topics/Skills

Art & Design
Design & Technology
Drama / Role Play
Sound
Writing
This activity encourages pupils to interpret scenes from the marine environment in their own creative way. For older pupils they may choose to communicate marine conservation issues using more complex scenes and modelling, music and voice over’s. For younger pupils a simple representation of a rock pool scene works well to understand the movements and interactions of marine organisms.
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.