Brought to you by Microsoft Education in partnership with BBC Learning
Microsoft Education and BBC Learning present four hands-on STEM lesson plans that develop future ready skills, including coding, building sensors, analyzing data, and more. Check out the lessons here>>
The best science learning comes from student questions. And when it comes to the ocean, kids have lots of questions, like:
- How do sharks swim?
- How deep is the ocean?
- How do ocean currents form?
- What about coral reefs? How do they form?
That’s why we’re loving these free teacher-created ocean lessons for middle school, inspired by the BBC Earth and OceanX Media film Oceans: Our Blue Planet and the topics above.
Each module features step-by-step instructions, hands-on activities, and digital components that help bring the lessons to life. For example, in the “How do sharks swim?” unit, students build a physical model of rotation on an axis, create a virtual model in Excel, film video reflections, and more.
These lessons will help you to build future-ready skills: Support writing code, building sensors, creating in 3D, analyzing data, experiencing mixed reality, and reflecting.
Plus, the lessons come with everything you need to get started, including a full materials list. Curious and want to learn more? Just click the orange button below to access all four modules.