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Explorers Favourite Ocean Facts and Activities

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While schools are closed, the Explorers team will be sharing their favourite facts about the ocean, based on a range of ocean themes. We will also include some of our favourite lesson plans, activities and ideas for cross curricular projects that children can work on by themselves, with their families, or with their teachers while at home. Just click on the facts below and let the ocean learning begin. Feel free to share your children’s work with us online using the hashtags #ExplorersEducationProgramme #ExplorersAtHome.

David - The Earth is One Big Ocean with many features
The Earth is One Big Ocean with many features
David has some great ideas on learning about our Ocean and provides an introduction for children on how to remember all of the ocean names.
Rachel - The Ocean is a major influence on our weather and climate
The Ocean is a major influence on our weather and climate
Rachel has provided us with some great science, geography and art activities that we love to use to explain weather and climate to children.
Padraic - The ocean supports a great diversity of Life and Ecosystems
The ocean supports a great diversity of Life and Ecosystems
Padraic is bouncing with ideas on how to learn about living things on the seashore, as well as some cooking tips to learn your tides. Check out some of the fun quizes and games for the family that can be done on the seashore or outside too.
Sarah - The ocean supports a great diversity of Life and Ecosystems
The ocean supports a great diversity of Life and Ecosystems
Sarah knows all about sharks, rays and mermaids purses. Check out some of our favourite sharky facts, bites and story telling.
Carmel - The Ocean & Life in the Ocean Shape the Features of the Earth
The Ocean & Life in the Ocean Shape the Features of the Earth
Carmel has created some amazing creative ideas for children to learn about our coast from light houses to landscapes.
Mel - The Ocean & Life in the Ocean Shape the Features of the Earth
The Ocean & Life in the Ocean Shape the Features of the Earth
Mel has gone deep under the ocean to share some amazing resources about the extremes under the ocean. Some incredible resources learning about pressure, hydrothermal vents and the strangest animals!