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Discover how we can help protect and restore our oceans for generations to come

Explore our first teaching and learning resources that shine a spotlight on how we can all play a part to ensure our oceans are healthy and vibrant. The classroom resources cover the ocean carbon cycle and plastic pollution – topics that you can bring to life using the short videos, teaching PowerPoints and practical activities.

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Ocean carbon cycle

This resource helps young people explore the importance of the carbon cycle within the ocean. The short videos and PowerPoint help students link the curriculum-based knowledge with the issue of climate change, specifically how carbon can be locked into the ocean to reduce levels in the atmosphere. They will also find out about seaweed farming methods being used in the UK and how they can make a tasty treat using similar methods to the seaweed farming companies.

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Ocean carbon cycle PPT

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Tasty practical activity

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Ocean Carbon cycle information sheet

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Ocean carbon cycle PPT

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Tasty practical activity

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Plastic waste in the ocean

This resource gives young people the chance to find out about the issue of plastic waste in the ocean. It links into the science curriculum by gaining knowledge on the structure of plastic and methods for reducing the use of resources. Students will find out from a real ocean scientist why it is a problem and hear about inspiring projects taking place around the world. There is also the chance to get involved with a practical task that challenges them to reuse plastic waste.

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Ocean plastics PPT

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Reusing plastics practical activity

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