Primary curriculum


'Essential knowledge': Children should build secure knowledge of the power of creative ideas and approaches in science and technology to explore and explain our world.

'Breadth of learning': Children should share expertise in subjects that interest them and respond to relevant and current issues, locally and in the national media. This includes visiting places to learn about science and design and technology, noting that this includes exploring remote locations through the use of ICT to encounter environments, products, people and places beyond the immediate locality.

Q: How are the scientists on this expedition exploring the deep ocean, and why?

'Curriculum progression': L14 investigate how animals are diverse and adapted to their environment as a result of evolution.

Q: What kinds of animals live in the deep sea? How are they different from animals that live elsewhere, and why?

Other curriculum links

Key Stage 3: 'Science'

Key Stage 4: 'Science'

GCSE Biology, Chemistry, Physics

A-level Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Expedition diary

Check out our regular reports on the progress of the expedition, and what we're finding on the ocean floor.
What's happening aboard?

Expedition team

Meet the scientists exploring deep-sea vents in the Indian Ocean aboard the research ship RRS James Cook.
Who are we?