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Explorers: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Deep Sea Species

The Explorers The Good, The Bad + The Ugly Deep Sea Species books and resources are suitable for 10-12 year olds and teachers who can’t wait to dive deep into the ocean depths to meet the Good, The Bad, + The Ugly residents of the deep sea.

Lessons and activities have been developed to incorporate cross curricular teaching that supports the Irish national curriculum, STEM development, as well as providing children with an opportunity to develop their 21st Century skills and key competencies. The content also supports the promotion of learning about the ocean literacy principles and concepts, and a variety of SDG’s.

 


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Deep Sea Species Teachers' Guide

The Explorers The Good, The Bad + the Ugly Deep Sea Species Teachers Planning Guide provides teachers with a quick reference guide and links to a range of resources that can be used for teaching children about the deep ocean. Download the Teachers Guide to help plan a deep-sea marine themed project with your class, covering a range of subjects from science, geography, English, arts and lots more…

 


Information Book & Workbook

 

Introductory Book for Children
The The Explorers The Good, The Bad + The Ugly: Deep Sea Species – An Introductory Book for Children dives deep into the ocean and is packed full of photos and graphics showing the greatest explorers, ocean zones, as well as the weird and wonderful creatures that call the deep-sea home, such as the sea-devil, the blobfish and the goblin shark to name a few! The book highlights some of the incredible deep-sea research conducted by the Marine Institute, including a snap-shot of the research vessels and deep-sea species such as the orange roughy, monkfish and the discovery of cold-water corals to an Irish shark nursery.

 


Workbook for Children
The The Explorers The Good, The Bad + The Ugly: My Deep Sea Species Workbook is packed with lots of activities that cover a range of lesson plans for the children to do in class or at home. It is aimed to help children develop their STEM and 21st Century Blue Skills and key competencies from creative writing, interviewing a marine scientist, to planning a play and creating a podcast! … and lots more. Also don’t forget to check out The Good, The Bad + The Ugly extra lesson plans and activities where we make light circuit cards based on the angler fish and design and making slime suits inspired by the hagfish!

 


Lesson Plans and Activities

 

Explorers The Good, The Bad + The Ugly: Extra Lessons & Activities
Can’t get enough of the deep-sea and the animals? Check out the Explorers extra lessons and activities!

 


Lord of the Deep Sea Species Game
Subject: Science
Strand: Living Things
Objective: Learn more about deep-sea animal by participating in a fun game and working within a team.
Cross Curricular: English & Irish – reading / PE & Games
Skills: Problem solving, Collaboration, Computer & technology skills

 

 

 

 


Fact or Fiction Quiz
Subject: Science
Strand: Living Things
Objective: Learn more about deep-sea animal adaptations through fun quiz about deep sea animal adaptations.
Cross Curricular: English & Irish – reading
Skills: Problem solving

 

 

 


Ocean Basins
Subject: Geography
Strand: Natural Environments
Objective: Learn more about the Ocean names, size of the ocean, physical features of the world.
Cross Curricular: Maths / English
Skills: Computer & technology skills

 


Deep Sea Aninal Adaptions
Subject: Science
Strand: Living Things
Objective: Learn more about deep-sea animal adaptations.
Cross Curricular: English / Art
Skills: Creativity including colour and drawing

 

 

 

 


Light Circuit and Angler Fish
Subject: Science
Strand: Living Things / Energy & Forces
Objective: Learn more about deep-sea animal adaptations, constructing a light circuit, and creating a card with the light.
Cross Curricular: Art / English
Skills: Creativity & imagination, Critical thinking & problem solving, Communication, Collaboration

 


Paper Coding Game
Subject: Maths
Strand: Data
Objective: Learn more about coding and technology.
Cross Curricular: English
Skills: Digital literacy, Critical thinking & problem solving, Communication, Collaboration

 


Deep Sea Calculations
Subject: Maths
Strand: Data
Objective: Learn more about coding and technology.
Cross Curricular: English
Skills: Critical thinking & problem solving

 

 

 

 


Hagfish Slime
Subject: Science / Art
Strand: Materials
Objective: Learn about species that create slime, making slime and the exploration of slime and fashion.
Cross Curricular: Maths, English
Skills: Critical thinking & problem solving, Creativity, Communication & collaboration

 


Art of Persuasion
Subject: English
Strand: Myself / Stories
Objective: Learn more about the Great Explorers of space, mountains and the deep-sea.
Cross Curricular: Science
Skills: Creativity & imagination, Critical thinking & problem solving, Communication, Collaboration

 


Presentations and Infographics

 

THE GOOD, THE BAD + THE UGLY DEEP SEA SPECIES PRESENTATIONS

GBU Deep Sea Presentations
The Explorers The Good, The Bad + The Ugly Deep Sea Species Presentation provides a series of infographics including: ocean explorers, ocean depths, the Real Map of Ireland and what lies beneath the ocean, ocean zones and deep-sea species, to a series of photos of the top ten ugliest species in the ocean. These are accompanied by fun facts that can be used to start class discussion about the deep-sea habitats. The Presentation can be used as PowerPoint or interactive presentations on a Whiteboard.

 


THE GOOD, THE BAD + THE UGLY DEEP SEA SPECIES INFOGRAPHICS & POSTERS

Get everyone inspired by displaying the deep-sea infographics either on an interactive whiteboard or printing them out to hang around the class!

 

Greatest Explorers Infographic Poster
The Greatest Explorers Infographic Poster introduces the class to the great explorers including those that have travelled to space, scaled the highest mountain to those that have explored the deepest parts of the ocean.

 


Ocean Basins Poster
The Explorers The Good, The Bad + The Ugly: Ocean Basins Poster illustrates the major ocean basins and highlights where some of the deep-sea species can be found.

 


Ocean Depths Compared to Mountains Poster
The Ocean Depths Compared to Mountains Poster puts the depths of the oceans in context by placing them next to the highest mountains and building in the world.

 


How Deep is the Ocean
The How Deep is the Ocean Around Ireland? infographic shows the Real Map of Ireland and a 3D concept showing the ocean depth and the bottom of the ocean including the continental shelf, slope, rise and ocean basin.

 


Ocean Species and Zones Poster
The Explorers The Good, The Bad + The Ugly Ocean Species and Zones Poster shows the different species that live in the different ocean zones around the world.

 


Ugliest of Them All
The Explorers The Good, The Bad + The Ugly: The Ugliest of Them All Poster displays the most ugly thing in the sea: plastic pollution.