Now that we understand more about the design criteria, we need to create our own, considering these questions:
Who is the audience?
Why is this uniform being made?
What is it going to need to be successful?
What materials will need to be used to meet the user needs?
Have a look at the example of a design criteria, below, for the uniform. The example gives some brief points, you need to think of your own points and add some more detail to reason with your criteria:
Don’t forget to send us your work, so we can appreciate it and provide feedback to your learning:
We hope you have enjoyed learning about the sea (oceans) this last half term and that you have challenged yourself to be as investigative and creative as possible?
For today’s activity, we would like you to investigate and recreate the sounds of the sea!
We have learnt about the impact of pollution on our seas and the consequences of plastics (etc) on the creatures living there and the environment. Therefore, we would like you to use such items to recreate the sounds of the fish, mammals, tide etc that you can hear. Please take a look at these examples…
Take a look around you and decide what items you might be able to use… Plastic bottle? Box? Pebbles? Twigs? Pencils? Your voice? Food? Hands/feet? Clothing?
What creatures and/or environment will you recreate? Have you learnt anything that you didn’t already know? Please share your work and ideas with the class and enjoy!
Our oceans are in crisis and there are lots of things we can do to help. Actions such as recycling (disposing of our rubbish sensibly), using less plastics (reusing bags, less packaging), considerate travel (less pollution, fuel leaks) and sustainable fishing (careful use of nets, avoiding over-fishing and by-caught marine life). Sustainable fishing guarantees there will be populations of ocean and freshwater wildlife for the future.
Over the past few weeks you have been able to explore lots of useful links and information about the crises in our oceans and causes and effects for this. This week we would like you to create a persuasive piece of work so that our school only use fish that has met the M.S.C (Marine Stewardship Council’s) environmental standard. You can present this as a leaflet, poster, or letter to your school to support sustainable fishing and give reasons why it is so important and the effects it will have.
Please take a look at some examples, videos and useful links below.
What is sustainable fishing? Why is it so important? What will be the impact on the ocean if the issues aren’t addressed? Which sea creatures are affected by over-fishing? What is the safest way to fish and can you name these? What might happen if we run out of fish? What is the impact on the marine eco-system and food chains? What does the MSC logo represent? Have you seen the logo on any food labels? Can you think of any persuasive and emotive language to use so that schools only use food with the logo on?
Please take the time to share your work with the year group
This week we would like you to investigate, then present, the food chain (web) of the ocean.
Information: All living things in an ecosystem depend on each other for food. Food chains are a flow of energy that show who eats what (e.g. plants absorb energy from sunlight and animals their energy from eating plants or herbivores). They overlap and interlink to produce complex food webs. If one animal’s source of food disappears, perhaps from a natural cause such as drought or disease, many other animals in the chain are affected. Plants are at the bottom of the chain, and humans are usually at the top. Humans are often responsible for disrupting food webs and damaging fragile ecosystems.
Things to consider: What is a food chain? What does it represent? Why is it important? What might happen if the food chain is broken or damaged?
What do you notice about where the sea creatures are commonly found (Antartica/Arctic/Atlantic oceans , salt water etc)? Can you describe the features? In which layers (zones) of the sea can they be found? What do they consume? Do sea creatures migrate so they have food?
This week, we would like you to use your investigative skills to find out about our ocean in crisis and creative skills to represent these changes / issues.
Things to consider:
How has life in the sea changed? What has been most affected and how? What has caused the worst damage? (Pollution? Climate change? Over-fishing? Vessels?) What does life in the ocean look like now compared to (say) twenty, thirty years or even 40 years ago?
Create a picture/poster/scene/leaflet/diorama to show the cause and effect these issues have had in the ocean. Are there any household items you could use to emphasise the issue? (e.g. plastic wrappers, bottles etc). You may prefer to sketch, make and/or design your own creatures and sea plants!
Listed below are some links and information, that might be helpful…
This week, we would like you to use your investigative and note taking skills to research creatures in the ocean.
Things to consider:
In which layers of the ocean are they found? What special features do they have? (e.g. teeth, shape, size). What diet do they have? What is their habitat like? Have they adapted to their environment? Do they migrate? Why? Have they been impacted by pollution, fishing, climate change or anything else?
Have a think about how you might present this… Fact File? Poster? Leaflet? Fact Cards?Can you compare creatures that live in different layers?
I have provided you with some links and information below, that might help you on your way 🙂