Tag: You and the planet

What do you want to know about biodiversity loss? (Royal Society)
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What do you want to know about biodiversity loss? (Royal Society)

The Royal Society’s new classroom resources, based on the latest evidence available to scientists, can be used to engage students of all ages in discussions about biodiversity loss. As with our climate resources, these Q&A based resources come in two ability levels to suit those aged 7 to 18: a basic 10 question and answer…

What do you want to know about climate change?  (Royal Society)
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What do you want to know about climate change? (Royal Society)

The Royal Society’s new evidence-based classroom resources can be used to engage students of all ages in the climate debate. Freely available on our website, these Q&A based resources come in two ability levels to suit those aged 7 to 18: a basic 10 question and answer version suitable for primary school students or younger…

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…