The sea is an amazing habitat teaming with life. This session looks at different underwater creatures and how they move. It is led by an experienced member of the museum’s education team. During the session, pupils will be split into four groups and given a task which requires help from a group leader.
This session introduces pupils to the sea and underwater animals. Pupils imagine what it would be like to live under the sea as staff use a parachute to simulate the waves. Pupils are put into four groups and given a bag of model sea creatures. With help from their adult and the session leader each group identifies these different animals and learns about how they move. The whole group then discusses what they have learned about the animals.
For the final part of the session pupils are free to look round the aquarium and take it in turns to come back to the demonstration area in small groups. Here they are able to come up close and actually touch some of the animals they have thought about in the session and see how they move underwater.
Pupils will be introduced to: