Sponge research in the lab (l) and in the field (r) illustrated with Lego © Johanne Vad

Sponge research in the lab (l) and in the field (r) illustrated with Lego © Johanne Vad

Here you can find education packs on the following subjects:

Animal, vegetable, mineral

A quiz-style activity highlighting the lack of plants in the deep-sea and featuring a selection of interesting creatures found on an ATLAS expedition. Animal, veg mineral instructions and activity PDFs

Hydrothermal vents

Instructions on how to construct small clay models of vents which release CO2 gas, inspired by a discovery in the Azores. PDF file available here and more information on p8-9 of the public engagement sheets and in the school show.

Ocean Importance

An introduction to the concept of ocean literacy and suggested props which highlight the importance of the oceans in our daily lives. PDF file here. More information can also be found in our Public Engagement sheet, available in several languages, and in the school show.

Ocean acidification

Instructions for experiments which demonstrate the process of ocean acidification. PDF file here and more information on p4-5 of the public engagement sheets and in the school show.

Pressure in the deep

Instructions for experiments which demonstrate the effect of high pressure: PDF file hereMore information can also be found in our Public Engagement sheet on p2-3, available in several languages, and in the school show

Taxonomy challenge

An introduction to taxonomy, instructions on how to develop a classification key and a simplified identification key using images of brittlestars from the Mingulay reef. Links to PDF files for Taxonomy Challenge Instructions and Taxonomy Challenge Brittlestars.

Threats to coral reefs

A mapping activity which introduces some of the threats faced by cold-water coral reefs. Instructions for Threats to Corals activity. You can also find an Example Coral Reef Threats sheet and a blank one: Coral Reef threats sheet - plain