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Climate Change – Learning about

Climate Change
Learning about….Resources and web-links for the classroom

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Footprint Calculator

http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/

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

www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/climate-challenge-11-14

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?…

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energy – Learning about

Energy

Learning about….Resources and web-links for the classroom

Practical Action, Power for the World

http://practicalaction.org/power-for-the-world

Working in teams pupils explore issues around renewable energy in the developing world and build their own wind turbines.  Through an interactive starter activity pupils discover how energy access via the National Grid differs between their own country and Kenya.…

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Health – Learning about…

Learning about….Resources and web-links for the classroom

Food for Life
http://www.foodforlife.org.uk/
A network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture in the interests of health.  “Together we will revolutionise school meals, reconnect young people with farms and inspire families to cook and grow food”.…

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Trade – Learning about…

Learning about….Resources and web-links for the classroom

World on your Feet
https://geographygoesglobal.wordpress.com/footwear/
This set of lessons for primary Geography (Year 6 – ages 10-11) uses the methodologies of Philosophy for Children and Community of Enquiry to explore the stories behind trainers.  A wide range of issues are covered, starting from what makes a good trainer, making promotional leaflets, and gradually finding out about the trainers available locally and where they come from.…

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Waste – Learning about

Learning about….Resources and web-links for the classroom

Plastics Challenge
http://practicalaction.org/plastics-challenge
Practical Action has developed this great set of teaching resources for pupils aged 8-14 years, challenging them to develop solutions to the problems caused by plastic waste globally. As well as investigating the properties, chemistry and life-cycle of plastics, and the problem of plastic waste, pupils also find out about the experiences of waste collectors in Nepal, explore how bio-plastic is made, and create their own recycled plastic products.

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