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!
Glow in the dark- creatures of the deep sea!
Jellyfish in a bottle
Layers of the Ocean
Layers of the Ocean
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?
The Midnight ZoneThis website tells you a little about the creatures that live down in the midnight zone of the ocean
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 twilight 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?
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?
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.
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