Wreck Detectives-Create your own shipwreck
Target Group: Primary School
Ocean Literacy Principle: 6,7
Students simulate a shipwreck on the sea bottom including artifacts and make up their own story about this shipwreck.
The Portland, a luxury boat sank in 1898 after a big storm and is now at the bottom of the ocean. It was explored by a small submarine (ROV) in 2002. What is left of ships on the bottom of the ocean after 100 years? How can you create the bigger picture from evidence found on the sea floor? Students are marine archaeologists and rebuild the shipwreck. For more information and lessons about shipwrecks click on Reference Material.
Large container, sand, modelling clay, variety of small objects with a different shape like coins, screws, beads, graph paper, string, toothpicks or small sticks.
Ask students to collect small objects these at home and bring them to school.