Geography - Kicking off with climate

25th March 2011 at 00:00

What is it?

If you are looking to start a topic on climate change or stimulate a lively discussion about the environment, the "Environmental issues" collection could be for you. Lesson plans, interactive games, quizzes and worksheets focus on climate change, energy-efficiency, recycling and transport.

What's in it

Material includes a cross-curricular scheme of work on greenhouse gases and links to presentations and worksheets (uploaded by CAFOD) and a scheme of work with lesson plans and worksheets, plus interactive activities on saving energy (planuk).

Resources including class activities, an assembly, a board game and a poster, can be used to generate a discussion around climate change and poverty (LearnGG).

Pupils can explore Energy Town, where they find out where energy comes from, how to be energy-efficient and the importance of saving energy. This includes quizzes and interactive games (EON_EdComs).

A multimedia resource from Action Aid looks at how climate change is affecting young people around the world and what they can do to be part of the solution.

An animated video shows what happens in the recycling process and includes links to further resources (recycle now), and others from WasteWatch include information, quizzes and games.

An online resource from TeachShare has recycling activities and reusable waste projects; a PowerPoint about rubbish and landfill sites can be used to kick off a topic on improving our environment (Peskykat).

Materials introducing pupils to a town suffering from a build-up of rubbish can help stimulate debate on the opinions of the townspeople, and the impact of waste on the environment, and evaluate the effects of these problems in their own areas (NGfL Cymru).

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