Bar Charts: rock pools

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

  • We are learning how to present and interpret data in a bar chart.
  • We are learning how to solve 1 step and 2 step questions using information presented in a bar chart

Context: Rocking rock pools

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Credit: BBC Two - Springwatch

Clip Description

A rock pool is a shallow pool of seawater that forms on the seashore. They are also called tidal pools because they form at high tide and exist as separate pools of water at low tide. To survive, the animals that call rock pools their home need to be very hardy. They have to deal with various problems such as sun exposure, strong currents and big waves.

In this fascinating clip, we see a variety of incredible species that can be found in rock pools along the coastline of the UK. Hiding is the key to survival for many rock pool creatures. How do you think chameleon prawns manage to escape the animals that might want to eat them? Watch the clip to find out.

Whiteboard Number Challenge

In the clip, we were shown a pipefish. Related to seahorses, this incredible rock pool creature can grow to a length of 20 cm.

How many 20 cm pipefish lined up head to tail would be the same as …

1) a metre?

2) the height of your teacher?