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Science challenge: 20th July 2020

Bioluminescence

In the deepest parts of the ocean creatures adapt to survive. One way they adapt is to create bioluminescent cells to make themselves glow. This helps them to find food and make themselves look dangerous to other predators.

Watch the video below and have a go at creating some bioluminescent cells of your own.

Glowing ocean animals!

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Glow in the dark- creatures of the deep sea!

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Jellyfish in a bottle

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Layers of the Ocean

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Science Summer Term Challenge...Part 5

 

Ocean Zones – The Midnight Zone

 

  Diving deeper into the ocean and we have now reached the third layer of the ocean. It is called the midnight zone. It is between 1,000 and 4,000 metres below the top of the ocean. It is called the midnight zone because there is no sunlight

 

Use the videos, websites and photos below to find out:

  • What creatures and plants live in the midnight Zone?
  • How far down does the midnight zone go?
  • How are animals suited to the midnight zone?
  • What do animals in the midnight zone need to survive?

Diving into the Darkness: The Midnight Zone

The Midnight Zone creatures

Can you...

 

  • Paint or draw a creature that lives in the Midnight zone
  • Create a playdough sea creature
  • Learn 4 sea creature names who live in the Midnight zone
  • Find out an interesting fact about a midnight zone creature

Science Summer Term Challenge...Part 4

 

Ocean Zones – The Twilight Zone

 

  Now let’s dive deeper into the ocean and see what we can find out. Next we reach the second layer of the ocean which goes deeper than the sunlight zone. It is called the twlight zone. 

 

Use the documents, PowerPoints and the internet to find out:

  • What creatures and plants live in the Twilight Zone?
  • How far down does the Twilight zone go?
  • How are animals suited to the Twlight zone?
  • What do animals in the Twlight zone need to survive?

 

Our challenge to you this week is to choose an animal that lives in the Sunlight or Twlight zone. Can you then research this animal and complete the sheet below or make your own poster about your animal? 

Twilight Zone

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Ocean Animal Sheet

Powerpoint about the different ocean layers...

Science Summer Term Challenge...Part 3

 

Ocean Zones – The Sunlight Zone

 

We have had a look at coast and rockpools. Now lets dive into the ocean and see what we can find out. First, we reach the first and top part of the ocean known as the Sunlight Zone. We have zones of the ocean as it gets deeper and for how far the sunlight can travel into it. 

 

Use the links and PowerPoints below to find out:

  • What creatures and plants live in the Sunlight Zone? 
  • How far down does the Sunlight zone go? 
  • How are animals suited to the Sunlight zone? 
  • What do animals in the Sunlight zone need to survive? 

 

https://blog.littlelives.com/explain-to-kids-the-ocean-97adcf2ba224

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zsfkd2p

 

Have a look here for some interesting ocean facts: 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/general-geography/ocean-facts/

 

Watch and listen to this song to help you remember the names of the worlds oceans: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6BE4VcYngQ

 

Follow this link to watch some live Aquarium animals at 1:30 on Wednesday 1st July: 

https://facebook.com/events/s/aquarium-live-turtle-octopus-m/268908981213235/?ti=wa

A PowerPoint about the different oceans and the sunlight zone...

The Sunlight Zone

Science Summer Term Challenge...Part 2

 

Rockpools – Microhabitats 

 

You have had a chance to look rockpools and different plants and creatures that live in them. You can probably now also identify if things in a rockpool are living, dead or never alive. Now let’s look in more detail at the Microhabitat that is a Rockpool. 

Use the links below to find out more about Habitats and watch the PowerPoint to find out about some of the different creatures and plants that live in Rockpools.

 

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/animals-and-nature/habitats-and-ecosystems/rock-pool/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zy38wmn

A Powerpoint with detail about the different creatures that live in Rock Pools.

Challenge: 

 

Our challenge to you this week is to draw or make your own Rock Pool Microhabitat. Can you include:

  • A selection of different creatures and plants that are found in a Rock Pool.
  • Something that is living, dead and never been alive.
  • Some recycled materials. 

Rock Pool creative ideas

Science Summer Term Challenge...Part 1

 

Rockpools - Living, Dead or Never Alive

 

You have had a chance to look at the human and physical features of a coastline in geography. Now let's have a look at rockpools!

Use the links below to see what creatures and plants that can be found in them. Take a look at the powerpoint to find out about things that are living, dead or have Never been alive. 

Have a think about: 

  • What might you find in a rockpool? 
  • Are rockpools a human or physical feature of a coastline? 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zpfnvcw 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zs73r82 

https://www.visitsealife.com/scarborough/discover/explore-our-creatures/rockpools/

Take a look at this weeks ocean themed story...

A powerpoint explaining living, dead and never alive.

Can you sort the creatures and objects into living, dead and never alive? Print this sheet and images or draw your own.