Resources for teachers

Welcome to the teachers' resource section of Classroom@Sea. Here you will find teaching aids, datasets, worksheets and much more for use in the classroom. We have tried to make this material relevant to the UK schools curriculum wherever possible.
If you have suggestions for additions or improvements to this section, please get in touch with us!

For the sake of simplicity, we have decided to focus the resources on the pupils’ activities. Each activity is defined by a few criteria:

  • a descriptive title,
  • the main area of science to which it relates,
  • the most appropriate Key Stage.

In addition, the guidance page for each activity may describe:

  • the principle key idea – which has special relevance to the KS3 science strategy,
  • the aims of the activity and some background information or links to such material.

Some activities will have more obvious links with current thrusts in secondary education: literacy, numeracy and investigative science. We hope that this approach will enable experienced teachers to quickly evaluate the resource and so determine whether it is appropriate for their classes.


The links below will take you to a page describing the activity and with a link to download the page as an Adobe PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader to access these documents. You can download Adobe Reader free of charge from the Adobe website.

Please note that the responsibility for risk assessment for these activities lies entirely with the users of this material.







Oil spills

How do submarines work?

Ship shape!

What is a plimsoll line?

Oil and water don't mix...

What is El Niño?

The Great Lisbon Quake of 1755

Earth and Ocean science posters for schools

In 2003, NOCS produced a series of 4 posters on various aspects of ocean and earth science, designed specifically for secondary school pupils. These posters were available to schools free of charge, and proved to be very popular. Unfortunately, the posters are no longer available, but teachers can access online versions and downloadable classroom handouts by clicking here.

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February 2007