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National Marine Aquarium

Research has shown that encounters with marine environments (physical or virtual) have a powerful effect on our emotional state and general wellbeing. With the country in lockdown there has never been a more important time to ensure everyone has access to a weekly dose of Ocean. That’s why we’re launching our completely free, new live lesson series on Youtube starting Friday the 15th of January. Whether you’re looking for something to round your week off with a bang, or help you wind down for the weekend, our new Youtube live lessons series should hit the spot. Every Friday during the lockdown, you will be able to tune in to two special shows on our Youtube Channel

SESSION 1 [KS2]

The first, ‘Deep Science’ (1:00pm – 1:20pm) will see our Aquarium teachers meet some of our amazing animals as well as stopping in at our AquaLab to explore the science behind the animated ocean exploration tv series ‘The Deep’ (CBBC @12pm on weekdays during lockdown). Expect fascinating facts and real time experiments, as well as ideas to follow up with at home (curriculum linked of course!) 

Key themes for each week are as follows: 

  • 15th Jan – Underwater Volcanoes 
  • 22nd Jan – Creature Classification 
  • 29th Jan – Nautical Navigation 
  • 5th Feb – Ocean Mysteries 
  • 12th Feb – Megafauna 
  • 19th Feb – Life Cycles 
  • 26th Feb – Looking after the Ocean 

SESSION 2

MERMAID TALES

FRIDAYS AT 1:30 – 1:45PM [EARLY YEARS]

Who wants to meet a real mermaid?  Well you can during this session, where Marina our resident Mermaid will read a short story to everybody tuned in – perfect timing before an afternoon nap, or as a gentle, relaxing start to the afternoon.

OUR SESSIONS 

The content of the lessons will also help children to feel part of the start of the global UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.  

The live lessons will assist with home learning whilst also providing a chance for children and their parents and teachers to gain some of the wellbeing benefits that have been proven to come from watching aquatic life.   

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