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Marine Education Resource Pack.

This pack for primary school teachers includes fun and engaging activities with all the worksheets required. It is aimed at level 2 of the Curriculum for Excellence with scope for extending some of the activities beyond level 2 or adapting some for level 1. It has been designed to develop pupils’ knowledge and skills and through raising their awareness, encourage them to take responsibility for the seas around us. It contains both classroom and shore based activities.

These activities have been tried and tested in various schools around Arran and have been successful in engaging students and teachers.
All resources are free to use and download. We’d love to hear from you if you do use the pack.



Including planning documents, learning experiences, outcomes and success criteria.

Section One

‘The Bay’ is a film made by COAST. It shows the viewer  glimpses of the magical world that still exists below the waves and the disastrous effect man is having.

Section Two

Marine Education

Comparing and organising animals and plants according to their distinguishing features. 

Sorting cards veterbrates
Sorting cards marine invertebrates
Powerpoint: Sorting Classifing Variation

Section Three


Plants and creatures in the sea is connected in food chains in a system of ‘producers’ and ‘consumers’.

Powerpoint: Activity Two Food chains

Section Four


Organisms which live on the shore have to be able to survive the changes which occur with the rise and fall of the tide.

Identification Cards
Powerpoint: Activity 2 Shore Study

Section Five


Over 70% of our world is covered by seas with only 1.2% protected.

Powerpoint: Pressures On Our Seas

Recommended Reading


Further suggested reading for children and helpful websites

This education pack has been produced by the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST).
This work has been funded by the Ellerman Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the University of West England.

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