Age of pupils: 8-18 years old
Duration: 1H
Maximum number of participants: 110 seats


    • Introduce the concept of classifying living beings
    • Discover marine biodiversity (small animals)
    • Understand the importance of this Biodiversity
    • Find common characteristics to determine their classification

Learning method: cognitive, scientific

Message: Living beings have many shapes and colors. With all this diversity of animals and plants, the scientists decided to create a system to sort and classify them. In the new classification (1996), animals are classified by what they have in common. Biodiversity is essential for the natural development of all ecosystems on our planet and it is our duty to make sure our daily activities have a small or no impact on the marine world.

Description: The animator introduces the concept of classification. Then, through binocular magnifiers, students organized in small groups will observe various animals and find their common characteristics. The magnification reveals the anatomy of the animal, the mode of travel … Pupils discover echinoderms, cnidarians, crustaceans and molluscs.

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