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ORCA Lessons

If any of the following activities require the use of social media, they will need to be supervised by an adult.

ORCA, a whale and dolphin conservation charity based in Portsmouth, have produced some lessons and resources for you try! These lessons are aimed at KS2, but could well benefit KS1 children as well.

Each of the lessons consists of an interactive 15-minute-long video with worksheets to complete afterwards. New lessons are added regularly so be sure to check back here and scroll to the bottom!

Here is a link to their YouTube Channel where you can locate the videos:

Lesson 1: Introduction to whales, dolphins and porpoises

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Lesson 1

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Lesson 2: How do whales and dolphins feed?

Lesson 3: Voices of the deep!

No extra resources are required for this lesson!

Lesson 4 & 5: Incredible Journeys (whale migrations)

Lesson 4

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 5

Lesson 6: Whale Tails

Lesson 7: Ocean Zones

Lesson 8: Diving into the Deep – Part 2

Lesson 9: Ecosystem Engineers – Part 1

Lesson 10: Ecosystem Engineers – Part 2

Lesson 11: Marine Litter Part 1

Lesson 12: Marine Litter Part 2

Lesson 13: Marine Litter – Part 3

Lesson 14: Polar Adaptations – Part 1

Lesson 15: Polar Adaptations – Part 2

Lesson 16: Polar Adaptations – Part 3

Lesson 17: Identifying Cetaceans – Part 1

Lesson 18: Identifying Cetaceans – Part 2

Lesson 19: Mysterious Beaked Whales – Part 1

Lesson 20: Mysterious Beaked Whales – Part 2

If you would like a copy of the answers, please email Mr Parkinson – jparkinson@orchardsjunior.school