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Build Your Own Unknown – Art and Marine Science Project

Build Your Own Unknown - Art and Marine Science Project

The 'Build Your Own Unknown' sculpture and short film represents the discovery of the Moytirra hydrothermal vents that were discovered 3000m at the bottom of the Mid-Atlantic ocean. The art and science project was completed by the 4th class at Cregmore National School in 2017 and brought students, teacher, artist and scientist, together in the classroom as co-creators and collaborators. The core of the project helps teachers and students to engage with and understand the essential principles and fundamental concepts of ocean literacy in a meaningful way, through the arts and science.

The project was funded and supported by the Marine Institute's Explorers Education Programme, and was a collaboration with TULCA OFFshore, artist Louise Manifold and marine scientist Dr Andy Wheeler, University College Cork. Build Your Own Unknown project was awarded Highly Commended in the best mid-size sponsorship category at the Allianz Business to Arts Awards in 2017.

Build Your Own Unknown short film

Build Your Own Unknown short film provides a unique interpretation about the discovery of the Moytirra hydrothermal vents. Connecting STEM skills through core processes of interpretation, communication, analysis and synthesis, the 4th class students from Cregmore National School used this information and produced a short film telling their story about a hydrothermal adVENTure. To view the short film Build Your Own click here

Build Your Own Unknown Art and Science Project Teachers Guide

The Build Your Own Unknown Art and Science Project Teachers Guide provides teachers with a selection of presentations, cross curricular lesson plans and activities that are free to down load from www.explorers.ie

Explorer School Modules - click here

Teachers Resources - click here