Rock pools are wonderful places to observe animals from a broad range of groups. This session recreates some of the wonder by using live animals from World Museum's Aquarium.
This is a demonstrator-led session where our aquarists take the group on an exploration to meet some of the animals found in British rock pool habitats.
Pupils are initially asked to consider the oceans, their importance and what they provide for us. They are then introduced to the rock pool as a habitat and are asked to consider that habitat and the challenges it may present to the animals which live there.
Using some of the latest technology, pupils have a close encounter with live sea creatures such as crabs, hermit crabs, anemones and starfish. They learn about the adaptations that help these animals to survive in rock pools.
During the session pupils learn about the animals including what their bodies are made of, what they would feel like and how they protect themselves. They look at how many arms, legs and feet they have and how they move around. They have a closer look to find out if the animals have eyes and how they know where they are going, where the animals’ mouths are, what they like to eat and how they catch and eat their food.
We finish the session with the opportunity to spilt the class into smaller groups and allow them to touch the animals they have been talking about in a safe and controlled way.
Pupils will be able to:
Pupils will be introduced to: