Teacher packs will include: a short lesson plan with curriculum links, differentiated resources for children to complete and an activity guide. These resources are available to download, for free, via google docs, once your school has signed up.
This is an exciting project where teachers and students (usually Y3 and/or 4, but other years groups welcome) commit to 4 visits to the beach each school year. They take part in an eco-system deep dive; investigating animal life, flora and fauna and the different tidal areas on the beach. The school record their findings and share them with the project team and with marine biologists working with us. This data then informs research looking at the changing marine life around the UK. Each school will be able to access the data from everyone taking part and compare finds, as well as use the information to generate their own local questions. Citizen Science at its best!
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School beach schools
We have some suggested STEAM activities that schools can use to engage children on the beach. These offer curriculum links, session plans and follow up resources that help children to understand tides, weather systems, local habitat, wind, as well as a few chemistry experiments and learning about colour and light. Some of these activities are shown on our blog and can be completed in a classroom or on the beach, others involve a visit to the beach to be completed.
To request these, please click here.