Learn more about the mysterious underwater world where there will be opportunities to learn about adaptations and food webs. Use microscopes and sea creatures in the museum’s collection for detailed observational drawings.

Key learning outcomes

Students will improve their skills in working scientifically, using microscopes and recording findings, within the real life context of the historical scientists on board Cook’s voyages. They will understand how living things and their habitats inter-relate and consider what this might mean for creatures living in the sea.

Main learning approaches

Enquiry-based learning
Creative learning

Plan your visit

All staff led sessions at the museum run from either 10am to 12 noon or 1pm to 2:30pm. Full day sessions from 10am to 2:30pm are also available.

Most sessions can accommodate a maximum of 60 children.

A room for lunch is provided when booking sessions led by museum staff.

Pre-booking is essential.

For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum please visit the website and contact the Learning Officer.