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  • The beach provides each type of living thing found there with food and shelter. This activity involves students in researching and then observing a range of organisms to understand the interconnected nature of ecosystems.

    This activity supports students to engage in purposeful research before visiting a local beach environment and then to apply it to support close scientific observation. On return to school, students can use their evidence to position their organism within a food web of the overall ecosystem.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • identify where and how an organism is positioned within an ecosystem diagram
    • accurately describe an organism's ecological niche including food, shelter, any known adaptations and survival challenges
    • make close observations of their organism and record these for reporting back.

    Download the Word file (see link below).

    Useful links

    Marine Metre Squared provides great resources to use before, during and after beach visits:

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