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Teamwork - Respect - Aim High

15th June - 19th June

 

Underwater Worlds

Task 1: Draw the Ocean's Layers

 

We have five amazing oceans on our planet: the Atlantic, Pacific, Southern, Indian and Arctic. Each is a spectacular underwater world full of life!

 

Scientists have divided each ocean into five main layers. These layers, also known as "zones", extend from the surface to the most extreme depths, where light can no longer penetrate.

 

Have a look at the PowerPoint and video below to find out more!

Have a go at drawing the ocean layers, and labelling them with facts and some of the creatures that live there. You can use the template below or draw your own. Be as creative as you like!

Task 2: Research Ocean Creatures' Adaptations

 

How would your body have to change to let you live in the ocean? Think about:

 

- How would you breathe?

- How would you move?

- How would you eat?

- How would you protect yourself against predators?

 

Creatures that live in the ocean are adapted to live in this habitat. This means that they have special features that help them to survive. Watch the video linked below to find out more.

What special features do ocean creatures have that allow them to breathe, move, eat and escape predators?

 

Choose a creature that you're interested in and do some research into their adaptations. The websites below could be a useful place to start. 

 

Then label each adaptation (and what it is for) on a picture of your animal. You could draw it yourself or use one of the pictures linked below. 

Task 3: Create a Pollution Poster

 

Have a look at the pictures below. What is wrong with them? 

These animals are all affected by plastic that has made its way into the oceans!

 

Have a look at the PowerPoint below to find out more.

Now, make your own poster to let other people know about plastic pollution and the things they can do to help! 
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