A celebration of our connection to the ocean

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Mon 8th Jun 2020

Connection To Water

We are watery beings. When we’re born we are 75% water. All water is connected to the ocean and so are we. Help kids discover their connection to water and the ocean.

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Ages 5-7

Water Water Everywhere

A crash course on how different animals deal with different amounts of water where they live.

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Ages 5-7

Oceans for beginners

Through videos, activities and lessons; take a dive into this starter pack for teaching about the wonders of the Ocean.

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Ages 7-11

Coral Live

Bring learning and science to life, and connect your students to the frontiers of learning from the Arctic to the coral reef, interacting directly with explorers and scientists.

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Ages 7-11

Blue Mind

10 activities to help children discover how the ocean and water can help them feel happier and healthier.

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Ages 5-7

Creative writing exercises inspired by the ocean

A great way to teach your class about coral reefs, fish, the ocean zones, conservation, and more.

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Other Resources

Ages 7-11

The Ocean's message

This video will take your class on a brief journey around the globe giving a glimpse of the ocean in crisis and our reliance on its health.

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Ages 7-11

The youth guide to the ocean

A guide that illustrates many of the wonders of the ocean, what the ocean does for us, what we are doing to the ocean and what is being done to protect it.

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Ages 5-7

Stories by the authors

A list of the best books that will inspire kids to protect our ocean.

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Ages 7-11

Why Is The Sea Salty?

A fun lesson plan to demonstrate why the ocean is salty.

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Ages 7-11

Wild Swim Map UK

Explore the world's best swimming rivers, lakes, waterfalls and beaches using this community map.

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Ages 7-11

The big school swim

A great opportunity for your pupils to celebrate the fun and importance of learning how to swim and about water safety.

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Ages 5-7

Let's Fish!

Schools can now take part in a free fishing session at selected locations.

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Ages 5-7

Sign up to the School Swimming and Water Safety Charter

Let’s ensure all pupils are leaving primary school able to swim. Sign up today to transform your lessons!

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Ages 7-11

Famous sea explorers

A resource that explores the famous ocean explorers who have blazed the trail in going to new places.

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Ages 7-11

Why we should care about the ocean

This fact sheet explores why the ocean provides countless benefits to our planet and all the creatures that live here.

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Ages 7-11

16 reasons to love the ocean

This article shares ocean facts and explores the reasons we are all drawn to the sea.

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Ages 7-11

What would happen if you didn’t drink water?

In this video, Mia Nacamulli details the health benefits of hydration and the role water plays in our bodies.

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Ages 7-11

Water Is One

How a public art initiative in Queretaro, Mexico is generating awareness surrounding water environmental issues.

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Ages 7-11

Ocean school

Guide your students through immersive media to explore and foster a deep engagement with ocean science.

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Ages 7-11

Top Six Classical Sea Pieces

Classical music inspired by the ocean and stories behind the songs.

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Ages 7-11

14 poems about the deep blue

Ocean themed poems that you can use in your classroom.

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Ages 7-11

The story of one drop of water

Watch H2O in action in this animated video. Students will learn about the water cycle, from the skies to the earth and back.

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Ages 7-11

The Water Cycle

Explore the incredible journey of water with your class through this interactive water cycle activity

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Ages 7-11

UK marine life

This lesson uses a virtual ocean for students to explore the diversity and features of marine life in the UK.

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Ages 7-11

UK marine habitats

In this lesson, students will learn about the five major marine habitats around the UK and the different conditions in each one.

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Ages 7-11

Children’s Books about Ocean Creatures

A collection of 40 books about ocean animals that includes both fiction and nonfiction selections!

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Ages 7-11

How our breath connects us to the ocean

Take a few minutes to breathe our connection to the ocean with world champion free diver Hanli Prinsloo.

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Ages 7-11

Orienteering Ocean Literacy KS2

This activity is a perfect way for pupils to develop their understanding of our connection with the ocean in a fun and engaging way.

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Ages 7-11

Desert Island Reading

Dozens of watery books, from mysteries and adventures about dolphins, river voles, mermaids and young explorers to surf and sea romances.

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Ages 7-11

How much water do we use in a week?

Encourage your class to think about how much water they use in a week by creating a water diary.

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Ages 7-11

Nautical language

Many words and expressions originate from our relationship with the sea. Here is a list of just some of them.

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