Blue is a feature documentary film charting the drastic decline in the health of our oceans. With more than half of all marine life lost and the expansion of the industrialization of the seas, the film sets out the challenges we are facing and the opportunities for positive change. Blue changes the way we think about our liquid world and inspires... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Blue: Without Blue There Is No Green – Years 5 & 6
    Blue: Without Blue There Is No Green – Years 5 & 6

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Blue: Great Global Travellers – Years 5 & 6
    Blue: Great Global Travellers – Years 5 & 6
  2. Threats to Marine Turtles – Year 4, 5 & 6 – Lesson 1
    Threats to Marine Turtles – Year 4, 5 & 6 – Lesson 1
  3. Design a Turtle Nest Protector – Year 4, 5 & 6 – Lesson 2
    Design a Turtle Nest Protector – Year 4, 5 & 6 – Lesson 2
  4. Blue: Sustainable Fishing STEM Challenge – Years 5 & 6
    Blue: Sustainable Fishing STEM Challenge – Years 5 & 6
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  9. Blue: Plastic Not So Fantastic – Years 5 & 6
    Blue: Plastic Not So Fantastic – Years 5 & 6
  10. Blue: Marine Protected Areas – Years 5 & 6
    Blue: Marine Protected Areas – Years 5 & 6

Drawing Conclusions

Students are provided with activities that help them further develop their ideas and opinions. T hey describe issues from different perspectives. They identify, examine and justify different points of view.

  1. Blue: Persuasive Blue Messages – Years 5 & 6
    Blue: Persuasive Blue Messages – Years 5 & 6

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. Blue: Ocean Guardians Preventing Plastic Pollution – Social Action – Year 5 & 6
    Blue: Ocean Guardians Preventing Plastic Pollution – Social Action – Year 5 & 6