ORGANIC FOOD - Sustainable?Quick View

ORGANIC FOOD - Sustainable?

I use this with Year 8 as part of a demonstration lesson. The resources are designed to last about 35 mins although can easily stretch to an hour once discussion is initiated. There are useful video clips embedded which explains very clearly what organic food is and provides a useful platform for discussion. The issue of Genetic modification is also covered. There is a writing frame to help weaker students record key points and then there is an activity sheet which requires students to make comparisons and think about the impact between organic farming and commercial mass production. Includes an extension activity.

By gmilesy

FISHING SUSTAINABILITY - Caught in a storm?Quick View


I have developed this for use predominantly with KS3 but it could also be used at KS4. 1 hour lesson. 1 x PPT which leads the lesson complete with short clips on the problem of over fishing and why it is a problem. Also a short clip on the work of the MSC in regulating fishing worldwide. 1 x Game for the whole class using popcorn and straw to mimic fish and a fishing rod. Students have a short amount of time to 'catch' fish using the straw and then must adjust their strategy to maintain fish stocks for the coming seasons. A practical way of getting students to experience the problems associated with over fishing. Feedback welcome!

By gmilesy

Materials (top) trumps -sustainabilityQuick View

Materials (top) trumps -sustainability

Students play sustainability material trumps in pairs (one against another). They can have six cards each. The pack of twelve cards contains a range of materials (woods, metals, plastics, fabrics, glass, ceramic and carbon fibre). Pairs of students can play against other pairs, or individually in fours (3 cards each). There are three categories marked out of 10, for example 'ability to be replenished'. Once one student (or pair) has won all the cards, they can read the facts to each other (and/or themselves) I then get the students to rank the materials with the most sustainable at the top and least at the bottom. A really good activity to get them thinking about and discussing what makes a material/ object sustainable. It can be used for any year group. The PDF document is arranged to be printed duplex (double sided), then laminated and cut out. Suitable for the new DT curriculum and GCSE, CDT, Engineering and Science.

By phorsted

FOOD SUSTAINABILITY - A problem for the future?Quick View

FOOD SUSTAINABILITY - A problem for the future?

I have bundled a range of lessons covering hot topics of sustainability in food production. Bring this challenging subject to life with well planned lessons complete with many hyperlinks to video clips which place into context the issues covered. Lots of extension tasks and opportunities for literacy development and many with homework activities included. The fish sustainability lesson involves an interactive game using popcorn and drinking straws where each student gets to become a fishermen for the lesson and learn first hand about the effects of overfishing - Exciting! I have also included a set of 5 stand alone cover lessons which can be easily administered in an emergency - just photocopy and go! Suitable for delivery by cover supervisors - all contain video link stimulus for each lesson. Topics cover fair trade, organic food, food miles, ethical chicken farming. All are print A4 in size. Feedback welcome.

By gmilesy

SustainabilityQuick View


Great lesson on sustainability and introducing the concept of the 6 R's. Little practical fun as well.

By dan1027

Sustainability DefinedQuick View

Sustainability Defined

Sustainability defined and explained. Use of Infographics and explanation of environmental capital, social sustainability, environmental sustainability, and earth overshoot day. Link to "ecological footprint" webpage for class activity which assesses students and their families ecological footprint.

By teen91113

SustainabilityQuick View


A lesson on sutainability with DART activity on human impacts on the environment

By Astronyxis

Sustainable Management of Tropical RainforestQuick View

Sustainable Management of Tropical Rainforest

Title- How can the tropical rainforest be managed sustainably? Learning Objectives - Bronze- To be able to recall key facts about the biomes Silver- To describe how people can manage the TRF Gold- To identify and explain how people can manage the TRF Work is differentiated through exam style questions structure (Higher fishbone and worksheet and Foundation fishbone and worksheet) Video clips and Worksheets are also embedded within the PowerPoint. - Also answers are available on the PowerPoint.

By lozel1

Sustainable city - FreiburgQuick View

Sustainable city - Freiburg

Card sort on Freiburg including facts and images. Pupils sort into key factors of sustainability (energy/food/transport/green space etc). Made for Geography AQA new spec

By harrietlewis100

Sustainable Cities! Characteristics of a Sustainable City - DevelopmentQuick View

Sustainable Cities! Characteristics of a Sustainable City - Development

The Big Picture: Unsustainable urban living is harmful to Human life. Key idea: Attempts can be made to ensure that urban living is sustainable. Students progress as you lead them through the learning objectives. The objectives grow in difficulty. Learning Objectives: 1) To list problems of an unsustainable city- D grade 2) To define what a sustainable city is - C grade 3) To categorise the features of a sustainable city – B grade 4) To explain how a city can be sustainable - A-A* grade Resources: The PPT is the Whole Lesson *Print the last slide out as an A3 Sheet with the text in the centre for students to add a key and categorise and add their arrows and annotations around. Bell Task- On your white board/Back off your book/Post it ..... If you were to visit a UK city in 100 years time ..... What would it look like? What would it have in it and what wouldn’t be there? Main - A Variety of Tasks: - Key Word Definitions - Diagram Annotation - Discussion - Categorisations of Text - Expanded Annotations Plenary - The Hot Seat - Students can be tested in-front of the class - or ask students to sit back to back and to test each other on each of the Learning Objectives of this lesson.

By nathanoj1

Sustainable DevelopmentQuick View

Sustainable Development

This powerpoint is designed to hopefully stimulate class discussion on sustainable development with GCSE students. My class followed up this with paired presentations on a particular aspect of sustainable development

By Northern teacher

Sustainability - reducingQuick View

Sustainability - reducing

includes four you tube links - healthy eating rap, organic farming, food miles and eco footprint of a fish finger. covers reducing salt, sugar, fat. reduction in processed food, eco footprint, food miles and organic foods.

By kathompson

Urban Issues and Challenges - SustainabilityQuick View

Urban Issues and Challenges - Sustainability

3 part lesson series for the GCSE module Urban Issues and Challenges. This is part of the Urban Issues and Challenges prescribed module that also includes the Urban World and Urban Change in the UK. Specifically designed for the new AQA A Geography GCSE but also suitable for Edexcel and OCR. All lesson are for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. All lessons have a starter and lesson aim. Extension tasks also included. All PowerPoints in the same signature style. For more resources visit Lesson sequence: 1 - Planning for urban sustainability 2 - Sustainable living in BedZed (ICT) 3 - Sustainable traffic management The Challenge of Natural Hazards, The Physical Landscape in the UK, The Living World and other Urban Issues and Challenges modules also available on the This is Geography shop.

By thisisgeography

Design your own sustainable city.Quick View

Design your own sustainable city.

This lesson idea gets pupils into groups and asks them to design a sustainable city. This was my final lesson in Theme 1 of the Wjec GCSE exam specification on sustainable urban living. In the resources are the costs of each sustainable feature and the total budget for the project.

By cerian123

New AQA GCSE Chemistry Using the Earth's Resources & Sustainability LessonQuick View

New AQA GCSE Chemistry Using the Earth's Resources & Sustainability Lesson

This resource is a lesson with activities covering the using the Earth's resources and sustainable development content in the new 2016 AQA Chemistry specification. This resource includes 1: A power point to lead students through the lesson 2: A starter game with information sheet 3: A card sort activity 4: A graph analysis activity Thanks for looking

By chalky1234567

Sustainable Urban Living, new urban unit, AQA GCSE GeographyQuick View

Sustainable Urban Living, new urban unit, AQA GCSE Geography

LESSON COVERS: how sustainable urban living addresses the issues of waste, water, energy and green space, using Hanham Hall in Bristol as an example. LESSON INVOLVES: exploring the meaning of sustainability, sorting human activities into a sustainability venn diagram. AG&T students are then selected to be architects, each equipped with "Architect cards" (power point slides to be printed double sided). Students then visit the "architect" students to collect info on the various sustainable elements of Hanham Hall. evaluating them as they go, selecting one to not invest in at the end. To end students design a house card to go in an estate agents window advertising a Hanham Hall property (at this point the architect students sit in a group and complete the previous task together). RESOURCES: The video at the end can be accessed by putting the powerpoint in slideshow mode and clicking on the screen grab. The 5 architect cards should be printed double sided. NOTES: If you don't wanted to select "architect" students and have the students visit them you could put the architect slides up with a time limit for each. Please review with any feedback :-)

By teach_tectonic

6.3.2 Populations and sustainability case study activityQuick View

6.3.2 Populations and sustainability case study activity

7 student instruction sheets for each case study needed for the 6.3.2 part of the specification. (Masai Mara, Terai region in Nepal, peat bogs, Galapagos islands, Snowdonia, Lake district The task is to create a 20 minute lesson about a particular region. You need to cover: Ecosystem Farming ( both grazing and cultivation) Ecotourism Conservation and research Compare the positive and negative impacts of tourism on the area.

By hephelumps

Create a sustainable battery!Quick View

Create a sustainable battery!

Students are introduced to the history of the battery and how it works. Students make a salt battery using readily available equipment (salt, steel foil, graphite rods, card, water, plastic beaker). Use a multi meter (set to (milliamp) to test the effectiveness of their batteries.

By TommyC82