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


Find out more about the Cayman Trough, undersea volcanoes, deep-sea vents,
and the inhabitants of the abyss.
What are we investigating?


Take a tour of our research ship and our undersea vehicles, sensors and systems for exploring the ocean floor.
What are we using?


Meet the people aboard the ship: biologists and geologists, professors and students, engineers and mariners.
Who are we?