A three week KS2 writing unit with a powerful environmental theme. All lesson plans, PowerPoints and activitiy resources included - it’s ready to go. Pupils explore a one-sided argument about fossil fuels, and then create their own persuasive writing about food waste. Turn your class into eco-heroes! Teach children about persuasive devices, and encourage them to use these skills to make a positive change. I used this project in Y4, but it could be quickly adapted for any KS2 class - all resources are fully editable. If you buy this resource, ignore the preview images (these are just png screen shots) and open the zip folder. Inside this folder, you will find full versions of all plans, presentations and tasks, organised into lesson-by-lesson folders for ease of use.
Environment and Climate Change KS1 A collection of KS1 resources that focus on the environment, climate change, plastic and pollution, and recycling. The 4-lesson unit includes the following: Caring for living things In this lesson, the children will learn about the responsibilities associated with caring for living things. We will talk about ‘needs’ and reflect on the various things animals and plants must have if they are to survive. The students will read Don’t let them disappear by Chelsea Clinton, before completing a conservation poster activity linked to the text. All about recycling In this lesson, the children will learn about recycling. We will discuss the reasons why recycling is so important as well as taking a closer look at the different types of materials that can and can’t be recycled. The students will read Why do we recycle? by Jen Green, before completing an activity linked to the text. The lesson includes a case study starter, a story with accompanying questions, a recycling sorting task and a debate-style plenary. Plastic and pollution In this lesson, the children will learn about the vast quantity of plastic that is finding its way into rivers and oceans. We will discuss the impact of plastics on wildlife and the consequences of microplastics entering the food chain . The students will read A planet full of plastic by Neal Layton, before completing an awareness leaflet activity linked to the text. The lesson includes a case study starter, a story with accompanying questions, an awareness leaflet activity and a plenary task. Global warming / climate change In this lesson, the children will learn about climate change and the reasons why our world is getting warmer. We will discuss the harmful effects of greenhouse gases and the different ways we can help to lessen the effects of global warming. The lesson includes a case study starter, a video clip with accompanying questions, an sorting task and a puzzle plenary task. Each lesson includes a variety of fun and creative activities, plus enough teaching materials to last at least an hour. The lessons in this unit are suitable for use with students in KS1 (Year 1/Year 2), or with minor adjustments, Year 3. The resources are also suitable for use in schools who have opted to follow the PSHE Association’s Thematic Model for KS1. If you would like to see a sample of our resources, the following lesson is free to download: KS1 - Private Body Parts KS1 - What is the Internet?
Created alongside the geog 2 oxford book and taught in my own lessons. Created for blended learning so is suitable for both online and in classroom. All resources included and includes a variety of starters, activities, extensions, pleneries and questions. Covers the impacts of climate change such as species extinction, rising sea levels, food insecurity, conflict and more. Part of the global warming unit for KS3. Lessons last for 50-60 minutes. If you liked this resource please check out my other resources at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SimpleGeography
This booklet allows students to independently investigate climate change and how we can help by looking at the greenhouse effect, their carbon footprint and producing an action plan for practical change
Students describe how photosynthesis is the key process for food production Students can explain that photosynthesis is the process which produces biomass for life Students make decisions based on the evidence and arguments, work with data which shows distribution of results, identify patterns and trends in data, making inferences and drawing conclusions. Students describe some of the biological factors affecting levels of food security and know that food security is having enough food to feed a population. Students describe biological factors which threaten food security including: increasing birth rate; changing diets in developed countries means scarce food resources are transported around the world; new pests and pathogens that affect farming; environmental changes that affect food production, such as widespread famine occurring in some countries if rains fail; the cost of agricultural inputs; conflicts that have arisen in some parts of the world which affect the availability of water or food.
A short animated video from Concern Worldwide exploring the links between climate change, food waste and how our actions are contributing to global hunger. Perfect for getting young people involved in taking action on global issues at a local level. This resource contains a worksheet that goes along with the video. There is a primary and a secondary version of the worksheet. There is also an activity guide designed for primary students.
Students will learn about the causes and consequences of climate change, and through case studies, explore the ways in which climate change can impact plants and animals. They will also consider what actions can be taken to reduce the impacts of climate change.
Population and the Environment AQA A-level Geography L2: How is Climate Change Impacting Agricultural Productivity? FREE - Lesson 1 - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-12690644 Topic 4: Population and the Environment: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/bundler/12690642 This SoW has been created to meet the teaching requirements of Topic 5: Population and the Environment, which is a component of the Geography AQA A-level course. This SoW is designed in detail and is both differentiated and engaging, and allows you to move pupils through content efficiently. As a result, lessons take around two hours to deliver and hit the required components of the syllabus (see syllabus code). Made to a high standard and constructed using current research, both dual coding and retrieval practices are at the heart of this unit. A colour scheme also runs throughout to ease both your delivery and students comprehension. This resource is a part of a scheme that covers the entire A-level topic (Population and the Environment), which can be viewed using the link below: SoW: Population and the Environment L1: How is Global Population Shaped by Food Consumption? L2: How is Climate Change Impacting Agricultural Productivity? L3: How can the World’s Soils Be Sustainably Managed? L4: How does Global Food Security Impact Global Health? L5: What Factors Affect Health in the UK? L6: How is Health Linked to the Physical Environment? L7: How is the Impact of Malaria Being Reduced? L8: How Does Asthma Link to Global Health and Wellbeing? L9: How Does Natural Population Change Overtime? L10: What Factors Affect Population Change? L11: What are the Causes and Effects of International Migration? L12: What Environmental Constraints Can Affect Population ? L13: How Will Global Population Change? I’m happy to answer any questions you may have prior to purchase and any feedback is of… firstname.lastname@example.org Useful Readings: https://www.retrievalpractice.org/why-it-works https://www.instructionaldesign.org/theories/dual-coding/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsKBWsW2Unw&t=16s&ab_channel=ResearchED https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmc4wEL2aPQ&t=679s&ab_channel=stanfordonline https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/geography/specifications/AQA-7037-SP-2016.PDF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BacHtPrh-qQ&t=8s I hope you find this SoW useful. If you have, I have created a series of resources. You can check them out here. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/TheGeographyShopOriginal
Students describe how photosynthesis is the key process for food production Students can explain that photosynthesis is the process which produces biomass for life. Students make decisions based on the evidence and arguments, work with data which shows distribution of results, identify patterns and trends in data, making inferences and drawing conclusions. Students describe some of the biological factors affecting levels of food security and know that food security is having enough food to feed a population. Students can describe how consumer’s decisions can have an impact on global issues. Students know that the world produces enough food to feed everyone, but that many are underfed. Students can identify some top causes of global hunger. Students can explain why the protection & renewal of carbon sinks is an essential stratetgy to slow Climate Change, and name some different types.
This climate change visual word search is a great way to reinforce or introduce your topics key vocabulary. It’s great for morning work, filling activities, or just as some fun! Your class will learn the key terms in no time with the help of our fun visuals and word search. Key Vocabulary: Atmosphere Carbon dioxide Climate Earth Fossil fuel Global warming Greenhouse effect Gas Glacier Methane Temperature Weather **Check our our other science word searches: ** - Animal Adaptations - Animal Classification - Forces and Motion - Food Chains - Microorganisms - Natural Disasters - Staying Healthy - The Water Cycle Please don’t forget to rate this resource to let us know what you think. Also, be sure to visit my store and FOLLOW ME to see my new products and hear about upcoming sales!
I have written five climate change stories with accompanying story resources such as play scripts, songs and cross-curricular activities. I hope they help you to teach your children about this difficult subject in a fun way. The stories are inspired by articles from the National Geographic magazines, ensuring that the information about climate change on which they are based is accurate and current. The resources are designed to last for half a term. The fourth story is called “What’s the matter Mr. Bear?” This is a story about the melting ice in the Arctic and the affects this is having on polar bears’ ability to hunt for food. The story also deals with more general themes such as friendship, fear, being kind, helpful and loving. These resources are ideal for curious young minds that love a good story and want to learn about *their *changing world. Hope you enjoy using these resources!
Climate Change Crosswords is a pdf document containing 5 crosswords that focus on the greenhouse effect, global warming, and climate change - and what we can do about it. There isa bonus puzzle about the Amazon Basin - perhaps the most significant region in terms of climate change. There's another crossword on The Might Mi__i__i__i River. (And then some more on Africa, Asia and Europe - for a rainy day.) Climate change is real, it’s here, and it’s getting worse, but there’s hope. That’s the message of these crosswords. Climate change is happening because of global warming which is happening because humans burn too much fossil fuel, cut down way too many trees, use cars instead of bicycles, throw away too much food, and farm too many animals. The glaciers are retreating. The ocean is warming. The polar ice masses are melting. The sea level is rising. More extreme weather events are occuring. And the worst affected are the poorest people because they tend to live near the edges of rivers and the sea. What can we do about it? Each puzzle includes suggestions. Hopefully these crosswords educate students about what is happening to the earth’s climate and its people. Hopefully they’ll learn why it’s happening and how climate change can be stopped, or mitigated. There’s something a little sneaky and tricky about crosswords. Kids feel compelled to finish them. Try them.
This is a perfect resource if you are doing cross curriculum as its connected to Climate Change, STEM, Geography, Food Technology, Tourism. This lesson can be used as a zoom lesson as the power-point contains independent research work by the students.
Climate change is sometime a 'dry' topic and difficult to include much in the way of practical experiences for students. This worksheet contains a practical procedure that looks at the effect of temperature on the heart rate of Daphnia and the resultant impact on ecosystems. There is also provision for the analysis of results using 95% confidence limits and standard error. An engaging way to look at the impacts of climate change and global warming on living organisms. Key words: Daphnia, heart rate, climate change, global warming, temperature, food chains, ecology, 95% confidence limits and standard error
This 3 page worksheet directs students to research, discover, and record key information about global warming and alternative energy sources. Exercises range from simple and literal fill in the blanks and matching definitions to writing short procedural and argumentative paragraphs explaining energy generation or arguing for and against investing in alternative energies.
Printable card game for students to learn about ecosystems, food webs, and climate change Can be used for grades 3-12 NGSS aligned EcoChains: Arctic Life is a family-friendly card game of strategy & survival. Build food chains by connecting cards (predators to prey) and protect Arctic wildlife threatened by melting sea ice. For 2-4 players. Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards — and incredibly fun. Players might not even realize that they are learning! Winner of the Parents’ Choice Approved Award, EcoChains: Arctic Life is great for all ages! Family friendly, great for parties, game night, classrooms, or for parents to play with kids. Easy to learn game includes beautiful animals including polar bear, ringed seal, walrus, narwhal, eider duck, arctic cod, and more! Printable card game features 17 Arctic species and includes 10 sea ice cards, 37 species cards, 4 action cards, 3 event cards.
This lesson explores how food production can contribute to climate change and also how climate change impacts food production. This also includes differentiated worksheets.
I have written five climate change stories with accompanying story resources such as play scripts, songs and cross-curricular activities for Early Years and KS1. I hope they help you to teach your children about this difficult subject in a fun way. The stories are inspired by articles from the National Geographic magazines, ensuring that the information about climate change on which they are based is accurate and current. The resources are designed to last for half a term. The first story is called “Olav gets an ice idea!” This is a story about the melting ice in the Antarctic and the affects this is having on emperor penguins’ ability to breed. The second story is called “A New Home.” This is a story about deforestation in Uganda in Africa and the affects this is having on chimpanzees who live in the forests there. The third story is called “The Blue Bluefin.” This is a story about overfishing in the South Pacific seas and the affects this is having on bluefin tuna fish and other sea creatures living there. The fourth story is called “What’s the matter Mr. Bear?” This is a story about the melting ice in the Arctic and the affects this is having on polar bears’ ability to hunt for food. The fifth story is called “Toms and Bloomers save the day.” This is a story about fertilizer pollution in the five Great Lakes in Canada and the affects this is having on the lakes’ ecosystems and biodiversity. The stories also deal with more general themes such as friendship, love, fear, tolerance and compromise. These resources are ideal for curious young minds that love a good story and want to learn about their changing world. Hope you enjoy using these resources!
Explain the link between climate change, development and nutrition, and food supply American politician and environmentalist Al Gore, writes of the connection between climate change and human life when he states, “We need to solve the climate crisis, it’s not a political issue; it’s a moral issue.” This viewpoint is reinforced in Unicef’s report ‘The impact of climate change on children’, which outlines how climate change has the potential to reverse development and threaten food supply, with children being the most vulnerable. This essay will approach this contentious issue by initially exploring how increased frequency of extreme weather events such as flooding and droughts in the locations of Ethiopia and Sudan, have and will continue to threaten harvests, creating food insecurity hindering socioeconomic development. It will then explore how the impacts of climate change will vary across the development continuum with LICs such as Haiti, unable to equip themselves with the necessary adaptation strategies, will see development falter. Finally it will investigate how the combined impact of natural increase and rising sea level will lead to a reduction of available arable land, therefore threatening food supply and nutrition. Overall, this essay concludes that whilst economic development and industrialisation may have been the trigger that tipped the balance of global warming, the subsequent impacts of this climate change may result in a reversal of said social and economic development.
Did you know that rising temperatures has resulted in more extreme weather events? Or, did you know that wildfire events are lasting longer? What about that due to milder winters, mosquitos are expanding their territory and bringing diseases with them? Climate change is the long-term changes in global temperatures and other characteristics of the atmosphere. Climate has changed throughout Earth’s long history, but this time it’s different. Human activity is causing worldwide temperatures to rise higher and faster than any time we know of in the past. Perfect for dialogic reading. This climate change themed no-prep lesson resource. If you are teaching about global warming there is a lot of information for students to process. Children will be able to learn about what climate change is and the issues surrounding it. The slides are colorful and full of information. It’s a useful addition to any unit of work about the environment. There are duplicates of some slides depending on whether you prefer to use U.S. English or British English, simply delete the slide that contains the spelling that is not applicable to you. There are opportunities for children to answer questions, both structured and unstructured, to express their views and to do some research (under the supervision of a responsible adult if they are learning from home). This is a useful resource for distance learning, whole class teaching or for instruction in small groups using a device. Presentation: includes photographs, illustrations, embedded videos and short activities. Climate What is climate change? The consequences of climate change What is fossil fuel? Fossil fuels: gas, coal and oil Natural gas focus Coal focus Crude oil focus What do I know? Burning fossil fuels What is global warming? Fossil fuels Fracking The Industrial Revolution The cost of fracking The benefits of fracking The demand for natural gas Photo focus - Melting ice, extreme weather and loss of habitat Melting glaciers and ice caps Extreme weather changes and global warming Old sayings The ozone layer Coral and algae How does coral affect algae? Coral bleaching How does climate change affect children? Food shortages and climate change Ticks and climate change What do you use electricity for? Reducing climate change - what can you do? Climate Change Summit - 2021 *** Just added*** COP26 Southern Californian water restrictions 2022 Taking action to reduce global warming. Over 70 printable comprehension worksheets including: How do we use electricity? Help the planet. What do I waste? (doing better) Reading Comprehensions
A fully resourced and up to date lesson on the effects of human-caused climate change and how they impact different areas on the planet. Students will look at food production, migration, holidays and other factors that will be affected by climate change. Task 1: Starter - 5 Quick Questions- students to recap on previously learnt information. Task 2: Students to identify the data on the bar and pie chart and identify the amount of greenhouses gases in total emissions and which gas traps the most heat. Task 3: Students are given an information sheet with the impacts of climate change on the UK and Bangladesh. They are then to sort the impacts into social, economic or environmental impacts. Task 4: Main Task - Practice exam questions- “Compare and contrast the possible impacts of climate change on a poorer part of the world with those on a richer part of the world” (6 marks) **Download contains PowerPoint and worksheet for the lesson. **