Sunday 25 March 2018

Project 27: Under the Sea

This week's project was designed to coincide with the Norwich Puppet Theatre home education workshop, which was themed 'Under the Sea'. This was the third workshop Solomon has attended, and he enjoys it every time (see also Ancient Egypt and Puppets and the Theatre).
Solomon's Under the Sea Creature
We started the week with an overview of the seas and oceans and underwater life from his encyclopaedia, and then looked more closely at coral reefs, the deep ocean, and shipwrecks. There are plenty of online resources for the oceans, from the BBC's What is an Ocean Habitat  to Google's 'Streetview' of the Great Barrier Reef, and a nice video on how deep the oceans are:

We also watched the first episode of the Blue Planet (available on Netflix) and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (DVD).

Finally we finished the week with the Under Pressure experiment from Usborne's 100 Science Experiments book. When the bottle is squeezed the air bubble inside the pen lid is compressed and the diver sinks, and then rises again when you let go:

Next week's project: Dinosaurs!

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