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19th - 23rd April 2021

Green-Schools are excited to launch the first ever Marine Week. This active learning experience will inspire and educate primary and secondary school students working on the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme. Each day, new activities will be uploaded to the Green-Schools Marine Week web page. There will be interactive talks, art, wellbeing activities, educational videos and science experiments on a range of topics such as the importance of our oceans, marine biodiversity, Global Goals and solutions to the marine litter problem. 

Download the Green-Schools Marine Week programme and register your class to attend here.

Scoilnet Marine Lessons

To help celebrate Green-Schools Marine Week, Scoilnet has created some lessons for you to explore the Marine theme within subject specifications like Science, English, CSPE, and Geography.

Ireland's Marine Environment

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xi...DYmSXfSA-4XK_e6Q4P/view?usp=sharing Added: 13 Apr 2021 Contributor: Aoife McDonnell Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan / Presentation

Examine who eats who and where in Ireland’s marine ecosystem using this structured lesson containing six lesson activities. By the end of the lesson, students should be able to define terminology like producer, consumer, predator, and prey. Most students will be able to provide examples of adaptations of some marine organisms, and develop marine food chains and a marine food web.

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Science

Strand: 5. Biological Science

Strand unit: 5. Habitats/Adaptation/Competition

Suggestions for use: Present the presentation onto the board and use the structure to guide the class through the lesson activities within.


Strand: 5. Biological Science

Strand unit: 8. Matter & Energy Flow Through Ecosystems

Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
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Plastic Pollution in Our Ocean

https://docs.google.com/presentatio...start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000 Added: 06 Apr 2021 Contributor: Aoife McDonnell Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan / Presentation

A staggering 8 million tonnes of plastic pollution ends up in the world’s ocean each year. Explore some of the causes of plastic pollution in our oceans, the environmental impact of plastic pollution on our ocean, and research possible solutions to the problem of plastic pollution at local, national, and international levels.

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Science

Strand: 3. Chemical World

Strand unit: 10. Humans Contribution to Sustainability

Suggestions for use: Presentation guiding students through a number of lesson activities. The structure of the presentation supports students in developing and building an awareness around plastic pollution and ocean health.

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CSPE

Strand: 2. Global Citizenship

Strand unit: 2.1 Sustainability

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Geography

Strand: 2. How We Interact With the Physical World

Strand unit: 9. Interrelationships: Tourism, Transport ...

Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
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Seaspiracy - Writing Task

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/35736/35504.pdf Added: 10 Apr 2021 Contributor: Clare Madden Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan / Presentation / Project

LC English Paper 1 Q B. Unit of work based on the documentary Seaspiracy. This unit uses the documentary as a stimulus for reading and question B writing task. Writing task is a persuasive letter. Writing task is scaffolded to assist students.

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English

Strand: Composing

Suggestions for use: Paper 1 Question B

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Language: English
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INFOMAR - Lesson Activities

https://www.scoilnet.ie/go-to-post-primary/infomar/ Added: 20 Jul 2018 Contributor: Aoife McDonnell Resource type: Guide/notes / Presentation / Simulation

INFOMAR have made their resources available to Scoilnet and subject editors have developed curriculum-focused activities around these resources. Resources have been divided into the three collections based on the work of INFOMAR and the learning intentions for this geography collection. The activities and resources within each collection can be used in the classroom to enhance the students learning of geographical skills.

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Strand: Geography

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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Marine Resources that Caught Our Eye

Dive deep into the oceans of learning resources with the Marine Institute.

The Aquarium team has a number of school programmes, virtual tour, and resources.

Green School has a number of resources to support the Marine Environment theme.

Take a closer interest in the oceans with ResponSEAble resources.

Resources to help everyone make a SeaChange in their life. EU H2020 funded project.

Sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

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