Tag: You and the planet

Manchester Science Festival  learning resources (Science Museum Group)
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Manchester Science Festival learning resources (Science Museum Group)

Image credit: © Science Museum Group Younger audiences can discover more about climate change and ideas for a better world with learning resources from the Science Museum Group. Designed for 7–14 year olds, these downloadable activities to complete at home will support families to think differently about the way we all live our lives. They…

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…

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:…

Sustainability and Conservation (University of Edinburgh open.ed)
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Sustainability and Conservation (University of Edinburgh open.ed)

Sustainability and Conservation is a relaxed and fun way to engage students in sustainability and conservation subjects. Through hands on activities the learners will learn to apply these themes into their daily lives by exploring nature. Through five workshops they will become ambassadors of conservation and sustainability and will be able to teach their family…

Plants: What they need to grow and why we need them (University of Edinburgh – open.ed)
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Plants: What they need to grow and why we need them (University of Edinburgh – open.ed)

This resource contains easy to carry out, practical lessons on plant growth and decomposition. The activities covered in this resource use scientific inquiry skills. Topics covered are: Contained Decomposition, germination with a light maze, plant identification. CfE Experiences & Outcomes: SCN 2-01a, 02b, 13a, 14a & b URL on open.ed: https://open.ed.ac.uk/plants-what-they-need-to-grow-and-why-we-need-them/ URL on tes.com: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/plants-what-they-need-to-grow-and-why-we-need-them-11682471

Fertilisers in Food Production (University of Edinburgh – Open.ed)
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Fertilisers in Food Production (University of Edinburgh – Open.ed)

This resource is a project covering both the lifecycle of plants and where food comes from. The project involves growing baked beans ingredients and includes different recipes for having a baked bean “bake-off”. The resource covers the following topics: Where does food comes from? How does food grow? How does climate affect food production? How…