MARINE SCIENCE LAB BUS

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MARINE SCIENCE LAB BUS

MARINE SCIENCE LAB BUS

MARINE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH SCHOOL C.I.C. By MARINE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH SCHOOL C.I.C.

An moving classroom that provides education and activities through marine science, coding and interactive learning for ages 6-16years

Saint Lawrence Idea stage

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We have acquired an old bus and we are converting it into a moving science lab where children can learn all about the ocean, the environment, conservation, species ID and coding. They can use outdoor activities to gain scientific skills that are part of national curriculum content that will help develop their life skills and skills for further education/employment. The bus will have 3 sections: a conservation area focusing on plastics and the current problem we face. Our ocean area where we will have fish tanks, a pond and interactive activities, looking at species identification, food chains, behaviour etc and a third technology section, where we will have coding, microscopes and laptops for data input/analysis alongside children designing their own coding games and language. We also are raising money to turn the inside area into a sensory play for children with disabilities, with the aim of delivering sensory learning for individuals.

What we'll deliver:

  • purchase fish tanks for the ocean area of the bus
  • purchase worktops and doors for the stands of the fish tanks
  • purchase a sink and storage unit for children to wash their hands
  • purchase non slip flooring
  • purchase microscopes for interactive activities

Why it's a great idea:

This is the first project of it's kind and there is more and more evidence coming to light that children thrive and boost their learning in an outdoor environment. We want to give children the opportunity to gain skills about the water and the ocean in an environment outside of school so we can enhance their learning, boost their confidence and give them experiences and skills for life. We currently reach 30 children in our local area and we hope to reach more children with this project.

Steps to get it done:

  • structure complete inside the marine bus
  • importing the tanks into the marine bus
  • importing the non-slip flooring into the marine bus
  • importing the technology area into the marine bus
  • marine bus ready and used by the children toexplore

Location Saint Lawrence

Saint Lawrence has 4 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

MERI Marine School: Marine Science Lab Bus

Council

Maldon District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £4,367

Microscopes x 4 - £1,212 (28%)
Fish tank x 4 - £668 (15%)
full circle fish tank x 2 - £600 (14%)
Timber for framework - £520 (12%)
work tops - £340 (8%)
Non-slip flooring - £280 (6%)
storage doors - £145 (3%)
LED strip lighting 5m x 4 - £92 (2%)
Sink and cleaning station - £90 (2%)
Other - £421 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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28%
Microscopes x 4
£1,212
15%
Fish tank x 4
£668
14%
full circle fish tank x 2
£600
12%
Timber for framework
£520
8%
work tops
£340
6%
Non-slip flooring
£280
3%
storage doors
£145
2%
LED strip lighting 5m x 4
£92
2%
Sink and cleaning station
£90
10%
Other
£421
  • Spacehive fees
    £197
  • Transaction Fees
    £184
  • VAT
    £39

Total £4,367

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