Learning about….Resources and web-links for the classroom
- World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Footprint Calculator
A five minute questionnaire allows you to calculate your carbon footprint and learners can sign up to the footprint challenge to find out ways to reduce their footprint.
- Climate Challenge Resources – Oxfam
Oxfam’s Climate Challenge resources focus on the human impact of climate change: how communities around the world are being affected by climate change and how people are responding and adapting to these challenges. Includes a very useful introduction on what is climate change?
- El Salvador Geography Pack – CAFOD
CAFOD’s Geography education pack for Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11) is designed to support the new primary Geography curriculum (introduced in September 2014). The pack focuses on the Central American country of El Salvador, and includes an illustrated map, photo cards, online films and classroom activities. Also contains 12 films with themes such as The Climate and Adapting to Climate.
- Make the Link – Centre for Science Education of Sheffield Hallam University and Practical Action
This online resource aims to help the next generation make the link between science and global poverty reduction. There are four units of work looking at the following topics: the provision of clean water; the impact of climate change across the world; the development of clean, fuel-efficient stoves for cooking meals; and ways of preserving food in areas with no access to powered refrigeration. Suitable for Key Stage 2 (7-11 years) to Key Stage 4 (14-16 years).
- Beat the Flood STEM challenge – Practical Action
Suitable for KS2-3 (age 7-14); pupils use their STEM skills to help them design and build a model of a flood- proof house. Activities to help them with their design include testing materials (for strength and absorbency) and structures. Set on a fictitious island coping with the devastating effects of flooding caused by climate change, Beat the Flood is perfect for STEM and science clubs, curriculum enrichment days, and providing a great context for science and D & T lessons.