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Planning an educational group visit to the Oceanarium? The information on this page will help you get the most from your trip.
As part of your educational group visit to the Oceanarium we are able to offer specialised topic based tours, providing students with exciting and relevant examples of key concepts identified in the National Curriculum:
Over time animals change their bodies to suit their surroundings and these changes (or adaptations) become key identifying features. This tour will help students spot these features and make educated predictions as to what these specialised features are for.
Every living creature on Earth is part of a food chain – in which it either eats another creature or is eaten itself. These relationships are explored throughout the Oceanarium from snails at the bottom of the food chain, to top predators like sharks. This tour will help pupils understand that whenever something eats or is eaten in the wild, it is part of a greater system of events.
This tour focuses on the way creatures adapt over time in response to their specific environment. These adaptations take effect over vast periods of time and are part of the evolutionary process of natural selection. This tour will highlight key species at the Oceanarium bringing evolution and adaptation into context.
We are all part of a food chain whether we feed on animals or plants - these relationship ‘chains’ are also part of a more complex ‘web’ of interactions. Although the animals live peacefully with each other at the Oceanarium, this tour will help pupils understand the way food chains and webs work in the natural world.
All tours are tailored to meet the specific needs and abilities of your group and will enhance your visit to the Oceanarium. Guided tours last approximately one hour.
Please note: Tour guides are offered subject to availability and not available during the school holidays. It is advised that the maximum group size is 20. Larger groups will be divided into more manageable numbers for guided tours. For prices and details please visit the educational visit page.
Our education packs contain activities to compliment your class trip to the Oceanarium and allow you to extend your visit back into the classroom. Education packs are available to download for free below. Please complete your details below to receive updates.
N.B. Pupils can also request to take part in Razor’s Challenge – a fun and educational quiz trail, designed to encourage children to read and understand the information boards within the Oceanarium. Children are given a trail sheet and must find the questions and answers located around the displays. Those that take part receive a Razor’s Challenge badge (subject to availability).
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|Foundation resource pack||
|Key stage 1 resource pack||
|Key stage 2 resource pack||
|Risk Assessment Document||
|Risk Assessment Guidance||
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