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The Ocean Conservation Trust provides engaging, weekly online lessons for school children across the country who are being educated at home during lockdown.
The National Marine Aquarium, an initiative of the Ocean Conservation Trust, will provide the background for the broadcasting of an exciting series of free, live lessons. 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.
Every Friday during lockdown, viewers will be able to tune in to two special shows on the aquarium’s Youtube channel.
The first, ‘Deep Science’ (1:00pm – 1:20pm) will see the Aquarium’s own Schools Team using aquarium exhibits and lab facilities 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.
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
‘Mermaid Tales’ will air from 1:30pm – 1:45pm and will involve a short story narrated by the Aquarium’s resident mermaid, Marina – perfect timing before an afternoon nap, or as a gentle, relaxing start to the afternoon.