It is with pleasure we introduce you to our new project ELASMO!
Elasmo is our mascot, a curious blue shark, ready with his yellow submarine to go on adventures to explore the ocean, it’s creatures and the challenges it faces.
Each of his adventures will be made up as an ebook, and delivered to you in the form of a link. We suggest it is best to use this online if you can, as there are interactive parts to each chapter. We do however offer a downloadable PDF version as well, in case you prefer to use it offline.
Elasmo is a project funded by Erasmus+, aimed to provide marine based digital education for everyone, but developed with students aged 8-12 in mind. We focus on the ocean and Elasmobranchs (sharks and rays), along with other marine based topics.
Chapter 1: Welcome to ELASMO!
To meet your newest underwater friend, just click on the picture!
Click here for a video introduction to the ELASMO project!
Click here for an exciting introduction activity!
Here is our KWL (know-want-learn) activity, a great warm up to the whole Elasmo project or for each new chapter you read. Have a look at the instructions to know how to use it!
Chapter 2: An Adventure in Time
Why not play a game of snakes and ladders with ELASMO and learn about the history of life on Earth?
Click here to access the snakes and ladders template.
Click here to access teacher notes for the game.
Click here for teacher notes for the e-book.
Click here for a reading of the e-book.
Chapter 3: My Life Underwater
In Chapter 3 of ELASMO's adventures, we learn all about his life underwater!
Click here to watch a video all about sharks like ELASMO.
Chapter 4: ELASMO Goes To The Doctor
In Chapter 4, join ELASMO on his trip to the doctor!
Click here for teacher notes on the e-book.
Click here for a fun video about shark senses.
Chapter 5: Biodiversity
In Chapter 5, learn all about biodiversity with your favourite underwater friend!
Click here for a video about biodiversity in sharks!
Chapter 6: An ocean full of problems
Click here for a video about the problems facing our oceans.
Chapter 7: Citizen Science
Click here for information for teachers.
Click here for a video about citizen scientists!
Click here for an activity.
Click here for a drawing template.
Chapter 8: Sharks and Extinction
Click here for a video about this chapter.
With special thanks to our project funder – Erasmus+