Save Our Ocean! I sea I care By Rhiannon Vicka Nicholas

This term 3/4W’s inquiry unit is called ‘ I sea I care’

We have been discovering how plastic has affected the ocean , and what harm it has done. We have been watching several videos on:

  • Micro plastics
  • Marine wildlife
  • Ocean of truth
  • Plastic oceans

Marine wildlife and sea birds have mistaken plastic for food.  They have also choked on plastic and been caught in fishing nets.

Would you like to be a marine animal who gets choked by plastic?

What changes can you make to save the ocean?

 

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A sea turtle mistakenly eating plastic thinking its food

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Plastic bags floating in the ocean

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This is what an ocean should like. A plastic free home

 

Marine presentations- Post by Dhriti

Our integrated unit this term is called I sea I care, it is all about marine life. As part as our unit we were asked to pick a specific animal and make a presentation to share with our class, we had to include our animals habitat, what they eat, who eats them and their life span. Here are some of our presentations:

What’s your favourite marine animal and why? 

Save the animals! I sea I care marine issues

Guess how many marine animals are endangered right now? There are approximately 2,215 endangered or threatened marine species in the world.

3/4W were sent a task by the I Sea, I care Assignment Desk (that is the 3/4 teachers) to research an issue that is a problem for the marine world. We have started making videos about these issues and came up with 92 solutions altogether to help solve these problems. Here are some of the issues we thought were important:

How might we help the ocean for animals in the daylight zone so that they don’t get hit by ships?

How might we stop global warming for the animals living on the ice so that they can still have ice to live on?

How might we get rid of pollution and rubbish in the sea for the marine animals so they don’t get extinct and die?

How might we stop dolphins/sharks/whales from getting caught in nets so they don’t become endangered?

How might we stop people from littering for the marine animals so that they don’t get sick or die?

How might we stop oil from leaking for the ocean so that animals won’t have a polluted home?

How might we stop people from over hunting for the marine animals so that there will be more animals?

How might we stop global warming for the coral so there will be no more coral bleaching?
3/4W have been trying to help solve marine problems by researching and coming up with solutions. These are some of the solutions we came up with in 10 minutes:

Use solar cars so there is less pollution

Make an alarm to scare animals away from nets

Create a law where no one is to go within 20km of harp seals and whales

Make oil evaporate like what water does

Don’t litter

Create a certain fishing area where dolphins can’t go

Don’t use nets to fish

Invent a spray to spray on ice so it doesn’t melt

Can you think of any other solutions for solving our problems? Or can you think of another important marine issue?

I sea I care!

This term our integrated unit is called “I sea I care” and it’s about marine life. We watched two videos about the Great Barrier reef and life in the deep ocean. Here are some questions we came up with after watching the videos:

How many sea creatures are in the ocean?
How many sharks are in the ocean?
Why do people catch creatures?
How can spiders live under water?

What would be different if people didn’t fish?
What would change if there were no fish in the ocean?
Why and how do some sea creatures glow in the dark?
If people can go to the moon, why can’t people go to the very bottom of the ocean?
Is it possible for people to make gear to go to the very bottom of the deep ocean
What would change if everyone knew everything about the ocean?
Why do whales only eat plankton? Shouldn’t they eat more than that?

What would happen if we didn’t have coral reefs? As a class, we explored this question and came up with these answers:
Fish wouldn’t have a place to hide or live so sharks/predators could easily get them.
The food chain would be affected. For example bigger fish eat the small fish. So if the small fish were no longer there, the bigger fish would die.

Can you answer any of these questions? Or can you think of another question?