Bouncy 'sea urchin' egg

How does burning fossil fuels threaten Antarctic marine life?

This experiment demonstrates the link between increasing carbon dioxide levels and ocean acidification and freshening oceans. Freshwater and more acidic water in the oceans make life harder for Antarctica’s marine animals.

The experiment and video were made by Nick Barrett. Nick is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge Earth Science Department and The British Antarctic Survey investigating the resistance of Antarctic marine species to predicted freshening and lower salinity in the Southern Ocean.

Light and Shadows

About the Session 

This set of activities covers and expands on the Year 3 national curriculum unit "light", using objects from the Whipple Museum to explore:

Shadows (sundials)

Microscopes

Telescopes 

Reflection and refraction

Transparent, translucent and opaque 

Duration: Can be booked as: 

One or more museum-led online sessions (up to an hour in total length) and a loans box of equipment for groups of up to six 

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