The deepest spot in the ocean is Challenger Deep, part of the Mariana Trench, which is 10,994 metres below sea level. If you could lower Mount Everest to the bottom of the trench and then stand on top of it, you would still be over 2km below the surface.
Do you know any animals that live under the sea?
(jellyfish, octopus, dolphin, pufferfish, manta ray, etc.)
Choose one of the creatures and research as much information as you can about it. Then write a fact file about that creature.
Design Your Own Sea Creature
Can you design your own sea creature?
Think about how your creature uses its body parts to survive in its habitat?
Think of interesting adjectives and scientific vocabulary to label your creature.
Writing a Non-chronological Report
Can you write a non-chronological report about your sea creature?
Planning Your Non-chronological Report
The introduction is a very important part. This is where you make the reader want to read your report. Perhaps you can use a question or an exclamation sentence to engage the reader?
Have you ever heard ___________ ?
Would you believe, if I told you that ______________________ ?
What an amazing sight ________________________ ?
Now think about and describe your creature's habitat, diet, life cycle, appearance. Chose 3 ideas to to use in your report as paragraphs.
For example, in the first paragraph you might want to write about your creatures appearance, in the second about its habitat, while the last paragraph could be about its life cycle or its diet.
You can use the planning sheet below or a spidergram (demonstrated below).
Think about how the creature uses different body parts to live in its habitat. Also, think about and describe the habitat to explain why the creature's adaptations and behaviour.
It has a long streamlined body, which makes it an amazing swimmer or it comes to the surface to have its young so that they are safe from other underwater predators.
Challenge - Interesting Fact
Can you plan another paragraph with an interesting fact. Perhaps, your creature goes through an incredible metamorphosis changes when the its babies are completely different creatures to the adults, like a caterpillar transforming into and a butterfly or frogspawn growing into adult frogs. Maybe your creature is the tallest, longest creature in the sea or the best and most clever hunter?
Now that you have planned your non-chronological report have a go and write it.
Try your best to make it interesting for the reader.
Try to use:
ENP and similes to describe the creatures appearance, habitat and prey (its long fins and wide tail work like a rudder on a boat; it swims as fast as a bullet when is smells blood; its beautiful habitat is full of wonder, both plant and animal; its favourite food is the lean but juicy shark meat),
conjunctions (underneath the eye lids it has a waterproof layer of very thin skin that it helps to see underwater unbelievably well, which helps it see the prey from great distances),
different sentence openers/starters, including prepositions (on its back ______, underneath its ____________, inside its ____________ ),
different types of sentences (statement/telling, question and exclamation sentences), including questions for subheadings (What do they eat? What an amazing swimmer this creature is!)
and scientific vocabulary.