Seashore Safari

Learning objectives

Investigate life along the coast and adaptations of the seashore organisms to their environment.

Opportunities for

Curriculum

Learning skills

Starter

Introduction to Lepe – sense of place, what we will do, what do you think you will find, where will we find them, what risks are there.

Main

Find and sort items from the beach (alive, dead, never was alive), collect and identify a range of coastal plants and animals using simple keys and discuss adaptations.

Review

Recap on species and adaptations, questions and answers, true or false game.

Expectations

Most children will – be able to identify and name a number of species found on the seashore, use a simple key with help, name some environmental factors and know that adaptations help them survive here, know the difference between some living and non – living items.

Some children will have progressed further and will – be able to identify species using a key, understand species interactions and human affects on the seashore.

Additional Activities

These activities can be built into this session as extension tasks or fun additions:  scavenger hunt, beach art, sensory games, I-spy sheets (shells, seaweed etc), birds and beaks games, food webs, microscope investigation, predator prey relationships, bird watching.

Resources

White trays, tanks, ID keys, magnifying pots, plastic spoons, magnifying glasses, cones (additional: hoops, sensory bag, scavenger list, I-spy sheets, games equipment, food web, microscopes, binoculars, field scope).

Post visit ideas

Compare visit to stormy Lepe PowerPoint, adaptations worksheet, compare habitat to school grounds.