Tag: For primary children

Country Under Threat (European Space Agency)
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Country Under Threat (European Space Agency)

Global warming is causing polar ice sheets and glaciers to melt, adding more water to the oceans. Warming water also expands, causing the height of the sea’s surface to rise. The combination of high tides, sea level rise and storm waves endanger the survival of islands, costal communities and entire nations all around the world….

Is Ozone Good or Bad? (European Space Agency)
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Is Ozone Good or Bad? (European Space Agency)

The layer of ozone high up in the stratosphere is our main defence against the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation. But ozone is also a powerful greenhouse gas and ozone at ground level is a hazard to health. The Montreal Protocol to reduce the use of ozone-destroying chemicals world-wide is an inspirational example of how countries can…

The Water Cycle (European Space Agency)
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The Water Cycle (European Space Agency)

We all depend on the freshwater that cycles through the water cycle for hygiene and industry as well as for drinking and growing our food. Global warming changes the water cycle in complex ways that vary from place to place around the world. This printable pack contains a set of ready-to-use activities suitable for use…

Water Cycles, Soundscapes and a Climate Change Ceilidh
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Water Cycles, Soundscapes and a Climate Change Ceilidh

Water Cycles, Soundscapes and a Climate Change Ceilidh is an interdisciplinary resource that explores the water cycle and climate change through music, dance, embodied and outdoor learning. It involves the creation of soundscapes by using recycled materials and being in the outdoors, and the creation of a climate-themed ceilidh dance as well! To see more…

Dynamic Earth – The Greenhouse Effect
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Dynamic Earth – The Greenhouse Effect

This video and activity pack will help you to understand the greenhouse effect and how human action is changing the climate. The Greenhouse effect is why increases in greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide cause the planet to heat up. We call things which cause greenhouse gasses sources and things which absorb them sinks. Curriculum…

Bees and Biodiversity (University of Edinburgh Open.ed)
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Bees and Biodiversity (University of Edinburgh Open.ed)

Three lessons on the contribution that bees make to our planet on the topics of pollination, bee diversity, and hexagons in the bee hive (STEM activity). Lesson 1: Flower structure and pollination Lesson 2: Types of bees Lesson 3: Why bee hives are made up of hexagons Includes lesson plans, activities, presentations and worksheets. Curriculum…

Plastic in the Ocean (University of Edinburgh open.ed)
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Plastic in the Ocean (University of Edinburgh open.ed)

Plastic in the Ocean is a resource aimed at educating learners about the negative environmental effects of plastic. Over the course of four lessons, the learners are taught what plastic is, why it is bad for the environment and what can be done to address this environmental problem. As well as fun and interactive lessons…

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…