School trip to Blue Planet Aquarium
Is your class full of budding marine biologists? Maybe they’re just endlessly fascinated by what lives beneath the sea? Then we have the perfect activity for them – our Key Stage 1 classroom session is designed for children aged four to six years old. Read on to find out more about the session.
Key Stage 1
What Lives in Water?
Join our ‘What Lives in Water?’ talk, and your pupils will…
- Find out why turtles have shells, how many brains octopuses have, how many eyes starfish have, and more
- Learn to identify and classify marine life
- Learn to highlight the differences between marine creatures and other animals
- Play with toy sea-creatures and explore how they have adapted to their deep-sea environment
That’s not all: learning at this classroom session is complete with interactive games, hands-on activities, a Q&A session, and an animal encounter… Yes, your child will get to interact with one of our creatures here at Blue Planet Aquarium! Plus, they will also get explore the rest of the aquarium as part of the session.
How Does This Fit the Curriculum?
This classroom session is particularly suitable for primary school children under the age of six, because they’ll learn through…
- Identifying and classifying creatures, i.e. whether they’re herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores
- Answering questions based on their own observations
- Learning to name different oceans
- Comparing living things and objects using simple features
Key Stage 2
Want the most exciting deep sea learning experience in the North West for your school trip day out?
Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire offers an unforgettable look at the underwater world for your schoolchildren, that fits perfectly into your school curriculum.
Whether they’re a class of budding marine biologists or simply endlessly fascinated by what lives in the world’s oceans, there’s no better marine-based learning experience in the North.
Have your pupils ever wondered what life is like deep in the tropical rainforests? If so, then our Key Stage 2 classroom session (suitable for children aged 8 to 11 years old) is the perfect way to introduce them to creatures that call our jungles home – from the tropical fish to the creepy crawlies. Read on to find out more about what this talk entails.
What Is It About?
Our KS2 classroom session focuses on all things tropical rainforests, and your pupils will…
- Find out the main differences that distinguish pacus from piranhas, what makes some frogs poisonous, and whether millipedes really do live up to the ‘million legs’ claim
- Learn to identify various species of insects, reptiles, and marine species that live in rainforests
- Discuss said creatures’ characteristics and feeding processes, as well as how they’ve successfully adapted to living in their habitats
- Learn about the changes happening to our rainforests, such as climate change and other environmental or man-made factors
If that’s not enough, your pupils will come face-to-face with one of our creatures as part of the session. In addition, they will also get to explore the rest of the aquarium!
How Does This Fit the Curriculum?
The ‘Tropical Rainforests’ classroom session has been designed to include the following elements:
- Introduction to climate change and climate zones, which also includes some pointers to recognising how environments can and will change
- Identification of the differences, similarities, and changes between living things
- Classification of living groups, and how to highlight their common characteristics