Zoom into marine biodiversity

Introduce the concept of classifying living beings, discover marine biodiversity (small animals)

Age of the pupils: From 8 to 18 years old

Duration: 1H

Number of participants: 20 seats 

Objectives: "Introduce the concept of classifying living beings

  • Discover marine biodiversity (small animals)
  • Understand the importance of this Biodiversity
  • Find common characteristics to determine their classification"

Learning method: cognitive, scientific.

Message: With all the diversity of animals and plants, the scientists decided to create a system to sort and classify them. In the new classification (1996), animals are classified by what they have in common. Biodiversity is essential for the natural development of all ecosystems on our planet and it is our duty to make sure our daily activities have a small or no impact on the marine world.

Description: The animator introduces the concept of classification. Then, through binocular magnifiers, students organized in small groups will observe various animals and find their common characteristics. The magnification reveals the anatomy of the animal, the way it moves ... Pupils will discover echinoderms, cnidarians, crustaceans and molluscs.

Additional tools: Documents will be given at the end of the workshop for further study or to evaluate your group.


Please contact us at education@nausicaa.fr if you need more information about this workshop.