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Sustainable Schools: an IDL STEM design challenge
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Sustainable Schools: an IDL STEM design challenge

This interdisciplinary approach using STEM/ STE(A)M subjects involves the learners being ‘hooked’ by a plea from the head of their Council to design a new school sustainably. Ideas of fair trading and fair testing are explored in the resource. It comprises five sessions: auditing your school’s current sustainable features, learning about fair trading using: a…

Kind Clothing – Sustainable Fashion (University of Edinburgh – open.ed)
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Kind Clothing – Sustainable Fashion (University of Edinburgh – open.ed)

Kind Clothing is a project written for Girl Guides and for pupils age 10-14. Any groups looking to achieve their ‘Global Awareness’ guiding essential can use Kind Clothing as part of their programme, and it covers topics such as Sustainability, Environmental Issues and Practical Skills. Girlguiding Programme: Express myself: innovate, communicate, skills for my future:…

Food Production and Insects (University of Edinburgh – Open.ed)
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Food Production and Insects (University of Edinburgh – Open.ed)

There are five lessons of 50min each. They are designed to be incorporated into the school’s curriculum surrounding the food production unit for National 5 (biology) students. Providing that classes are taught when the food production unit would normally be delivered, these lessons can act as a detailed blueprint of how to teach the two…

Climate change food calculator: What’s your diet’s carbon footprint?
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Climate change food calculator: What’s your diet’s carbon footprint?

Avoiding meat and dairy products is one of the biggest ways to reduce your environmental impact, according to recent scientific studies. Switching to a plant-based diet can help fight climate change, according to a major report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which says the West’s high consumption of meat and dairy…