We have done many interesting pieces of work in collaboration with older school pupils. Secondary School Co-operation is a service primarily for high school teachers, where presentation of new research inspires teaching.
References to particular articles, lectures and experimental descriptions for each of the projects can be found below.
When biologists study communication in white nosed dolphins they play them noises, for example song from other white-nose dolphins. You could request a lecture with a whale researcher, build your own hydrophone or read about dolphins and whales in Denmark.
Seagrasses in competition
On Australia's west coast researchers examine how seagrass growth is influenced by both algae and by the city of Perth. See where seagrass grows, read about photosynthesis in seagrass or find inspiration for experiments on the subject.
Seagrasses and phosphorus uptake
Tropical waters are low in phosphorus, so how do seagrasses obtain this nutrient? Read more about this project, which was part of the Galathea 3 expedition, experiment for yourself or study where else in the world seagrass grows.
Seagrasses and sulphide problems
Iron binds toxic hydrogen sulphide from the seabed. But seagrasses also need iron to grow, so researchers spray extra iron onto the seabed around Mallorca. Experiment with your own aquatic plants, find out where seagreasses grow or read about e.g. savannah on the ocean bed.
Microbiology in the seabed
Microorganisms are essential elements of the nitrogen cycle in nature. Some of these microbes live on the seabed about 1.5 kilometers down. Hear a biology student explain how microorganisms can live without oxygen, read about Galathea 3 projects in oxygen-poor zones or build your own seabed.
Microbiology in upwelling zones
Life in oceanic oxygen-poor zones plays a vital role in the nitrogen cycle. The largest zone is located in the Pacific. See video clips from Galathea 3 expedition, request a lecture from a biology student or read about similar oxygen-poor sites around Denmark and Chile.
Nutrients in the mangrove forest
If mangrove forests become saturated with nutrients, toxic hydrogen sulphide may be released from the mud, and in the worst case kill the trees. Read about how mangrove forests protect against tsunamis, how some ants have adapted to the extreme environment, or discover where in the world mangroves grow.