Deep Sea World Education
School Trips @ Deep Sea World
Deep Sea World is one of Scotland's most popular family attractions. We are home to a wide variety of aquatic wildlife from rare species of fish found in tropical waters to creatures living in Scottish rockpools. We offer a hands on learning experience with classes tailored to age groups from the first year of primary all the up to end of secondary. These classes have been designed to fit into the curriculum at each stage of learning for the younger years looking into food chains and different animals and for older pupils using real experiments to measure changes in environments and effects of climate change.
Why book Deep Sea World for School Trips and Educational Visits?
At Deep Sea World we have a knowledgeable team who are passionate about the sea and all the animals within it. We have been offering education classes for over 25 years and continue to look at diversifying and updating these to remain current and fit the needs of the school curriculum. We can offer pupils a real look into the theories they learn within the classroom and our team are able to answer any questions your pupils may have regarding our classes. We have a flexible plan for a variety of needs whether this be a self guided tour or a Deep Sea World lead classroom session you can tailor your visit to meet your needs.
What activities are available during group visits?
Nursery - P2 - : The children are introduced to the rock pool environment and have to help clean it up first! After tidying up the rock pool they all get a chance to learn about the types of creatures that live in the rock pools, how they have adapted to live there and even what they feel like!
P3-P5: This fun and interactive class covers introductions to Food Chains and Food Webs. The children end up all of a tangle once they have created their own Food Web and get the chance to demonstrate a Food Chain in front of the rest of the class. After they have de-tangled themselves they get to learn about a creature in their food web and even the chance to come face to face with them!
P7: During this session the children cover the zones of the beach and are introduced to the concept of ‘competition’ during an interactive game. The concept of ‘adaptation’ is also covered and include a look at the specific adaptations of a rock pool inhabitant and the opportunity to see some of these adaptations in action!
Up to Secondary 2: When asked to think about a shark, most people picture “Jaws” a man eating shark. Here at Deep Sea World we will dispel this myth. Many shark species are endangered and need protecting. Learning Outcomes Be able to describe the differences between fish and sharks. Discover different species of sharks focusing on their tails and teeth and why they are important. Discover why sharks have a bad reputation.
•Curriculum for Excellence- Planet Earth; sustainability; First Level
•Curriculum for Excellence – Energy in the environment; energy transfer; First Level
•Curriculum for Excellence – Planet Earth; sustainability; biodiversity; Second Level
•Curriculum for Excellence – Forces in motion; forces in motion; Second Level
•Curriculum for Excellence – Materials; forensic science; Second Level
What size groups do you cater for?
For Classroom session we can accommodate 33 children per class if the numbers are greater than 33 the group will have to be split into smaller groups. For Self Guided tours there is no limit on the amount of pupils that can come along.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
We have our Shark Classroom, however this is reserved for the booked classroom sessions.
Is there first aid on site?
There are always two allocated first aiders on site.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
The attraction is wheelchair friendly and there are disabled toilets on site.
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