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.
Power Point Presentation on Greenhouse Effect, Global Warming, Climate Change.
Class presentation which provides a concise introduction to Climate Change and Global Warming. Pupils should be able to understand the processes which contribute to Climate Change and discuss the possible impact of Climate Change on the survival of living things.
This is the first lesson in a series of three teaching pupils about 1. Climate change/global warming 2. human activities relating to this 3.renewable energy sources carbon footprints and offsetting. As a new resource we would really appreciate as much feedback on the lessons as possible in order for us to then refine them and to ensure they are fully relevant and effective. You can find out more about the AWF and our Genesis project at http://www.awf-genesisproject.org/
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.
In this lesson students consider the environmental, economic, social and political impacts of climate change and how these may differ between rich and poor countries. The lesson includes a set of impacts for the UK and Bangladesh that students can use to compile a comparative case study. There is also a GCSE type question that relates to these case studies that can be used as a plenary or for homework.
This is a lesson that teachers students about ways to combat climate change. It focuses around 5 central ways to reduce climate. Students start by looking at the 5 options and asks them to rank and explain what they think are the best ways of combating climate change. They then investigate each of the themes further by using the information (carousel activity) to fill in the differentiated work sheet. This is then followed up by group work looking at negatives of 1 option which the can lead into a debate. Students then use all this information to form their own opinions.
Suitable for C1. Explanation of the Greenhouse effect. The 'Hockey stick&' graph. Chemical equations for the sources of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere. Consequences of climate chage. Alternatives to fossil fuels and ways to reduce CO2 levels such as artificial trees and seeding oceans with iron. Videos to support this can be found on youtube. &';can we get the ocean to absorb more CO2. a possible way to fix the climate' and &' Planet earth ABC news 2007 artificial trees&';.
Lesson looks at key terms and reasons why people are not acting on the issue. This leads to a 12 mark question.
Resources that can contribute to the understanding of the causes and effects of climate change. There are opportunities to analyse the long and short term changes in climate and the effect of rising sea levels on Wales. Different views and attitudes about the causes of climate change are presented and a view on how governments intend to tackle the problem in regards of transport and agriculture are considered.
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 primary assembly encourages pupils to think about the environmental impact of their actions. It looks at how our actions in this country have an impact around the world. It also provides some ideas about how young people can address this problem.
Leandro and the mysterious case of the disappearing and reappearing river is a learning activity for learners aged 12+ in Geography, with links to other subject areas. It explores where our tea comes from, and builds learners’ understanding of hydrology, climate change, and of how human and physical processes interact to influence environments and the climate. Through a focus on sustainable food production, they’ll also be able to reflect on how all of us rely on effective functioning of natural systems for our food and livelihoods. The activity focuses on learning through developmental group work, a constructivist approach to learning that is directed by learners themselves. Use the 'My Next Fairtrade Adventure' films as part of a plenary for these activities (available from end of Jan 2016). Find supporting resources to go with this lesson plan and help your school take part in Fairtrade Fortnight or become a Fairtrade School at www.fairtrade.org.uk/schools.
This lesson explores how food production can contribute to climate change and also how climate change impacts food production. This also includes differentiated worksheets.
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 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!
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
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 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.
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.