Life in the Water

Close up views of plankton

“Before these lessons I didn't understand global warming or its effects. Now I know more I find it more interesting and I'm thinking of what I can do to prevent it.”
Pupil at Riddlesdown High School

Cape Farewell: Voyage of Discovery is a brand new schools science resource, supported by the Nuffield Curriculum Centre, that investigates the science of global warming. The Cape Farewell expedition is a voyage of discovery in a sailing schooner to Svalbard in the Norwegian arctic, by scientists, artists and teachers, to promote public understanding of global warming.

This first unit Life In the Water looks at the crucial place of plankton in the Arctic food chain and as indicators of global warming. Both video clips and classroom activities have been produced to resource the new GCSE Core Science specifications, but with a little adaptation, this is also suitable for all year groups 11- 16. During trialling it was clear that children enjoyed this investigative approach to science and wanted to know more about the science of global warming.

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