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Finding Out About Bottled Water

Finding Out About Bottled Water

Through class discussion and independent exercises, students explore some of the big environmental issues associated with the current trend of drinking bottled water, and learn that tap water is a safe, tasty, environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to bottled water. Students will understand that some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable. They will use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims. Students will be able to independently research the issues around bottled water, contribute to a discussion about the issues around bottled water. Students can communicate their research findings with other students
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Journey Around the World

Journey Around the World

These cards can be used as conversation builders, introduction models and more. The aim of the game is practicing different types of questions. Students can learn information about countries as well. This is a speaking game to the topic “Countries and nationalities”. Cards :nationality, capital city names and their flags Picture dictionary on some of the famous places, landmarks, sights of the world.
Olynj
MEKONG DELTA SERIES PART 4 - FOUR FUTURE CONCERNS

MEKONG DELTA SERIES PART 4 - FOUR FUTURE CONCERNS

A series of dams have already been built in the upper catchment areas of the Mekong Basin . The largest are within the area of China but other countries (Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia) have also constructed dams along the main Mekong or on tributaries of the Mekong. More are planned. These dams have both positive and negative consequences. On the positive side they store and control water flow which assist during dry seasons. They have the capacity to reduce the level of flooding in the lower basin. Negative impacts include the displacement of people as river valleys flood behind the walls of the dams in developing lakes. Of greater concern is the siphoning of water away from the Mekong and the reduction of sand/silt flows into the lower basin. In Cambodia the Tonle Sap Lake will reduce in volume and the reverse flows into the lake could cease. This annual reservoir of water which arrives when the Mekong is in flood may not be released into the lower rivers and the delta. Other concerns focus on the rising salinity levels within the waters of the delta which will impact on on crop yields. Global warming is another concern. As sea levels rise the impact of oncoming waves will affect the coastline. Already some coastal areas are retreating inland - although other areas are showing advances seaward. The ecological value of mangroves as buffer zones between the salt water environment and the fresh water distributaries is recognised. The rate of illegal mangrove clearance is a concern. This section covers a local village approach to protect and add to mangrove areas. The unit is summarised with a map and recognition of the top 10 world deltas. Clues are given so that students can cover the activity. A blank world map is provided and if help is needed a completed answer sheet is provided. However, don’t be too eager to use this. Allow your students to work through the clues to see how close they can get to the correct and complete table and world delta placements.
KPolkinghorne
Art Project - Antarctica Themed - Ideal Cover Lessons / Short Project - 7-8  Lesson Tasks

Art Project - Antarctica Themed - Ideal Cover Lessons / Short Project - 7-8 Lesson Tasks

Art Project - Antarctica Themed - Ideal Long term Cover Lessons / Short Project - 7-8 Lesson Tasks 27 slides of resources, lesson activities, worksheets, linked learning questions KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Develop the ability to ANALYSE pictures/information to inspire ideas Develop the skill of drawing in PROPORTION Develop the knowledge of using TINT & SHADE to mix new colours Experiment with LINE drawing Explore Creative Outcomes LEARNING OUTCOMES Artist Study Worksheet Artic Colouring Artist copy Polar bear Proportion drawing Cartoon Penguin Proportion drawing Colour mixing outcomes – Acrylic & Watercolour Abstract Icebergs – Line Drawings Silhouette Sponge Painting Final Artistic outcome
merk90
Meteorology Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson Weather Geography

Meteorology Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson Weather Geography

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet on the theme of 'Meteorology'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Endangered animals and conservation issues

Endangered animals and conservation issues

I have bundled together ten resources which focus on endangered animals and conservation issues . Polar bears, sea turtles and albatrosses all face particular problems in our seas and oceans. These resources take a look at these creatures and how they are adapted to their natural environment and what steps we must take in order for them to survive in greater numbers. The problem of plastic waste is a recurring theme in several of these resources. This bundle includes quizzes, comprehensions , poetry and puzzles which will engage pupils and inspire them to do their own independent research. Suitable for ages 7 and upwards.
jlimb
Albatrosses, Attenborough and the problem of plastic waste

Albatrosses, Attenborough and the problem of plastic waste

This animated Powerpoint presents pupils with information about the wandering albatross and the problems it faces with fishing boats and plastic waste. Pupils will learn about this endangered bird with its enormous wing span and how it glides across the Southern Ocean for huge distances in search of food. Pupils are asked to consider the challenges this creature faces in its quest for food and hear David Attenborough's warning about pollution in our seas and oceans as brought to our attention in the Blue Planet series. Students are asked to create their own eye catching poster and to use their persuasive writing skills in order to redress the problem of plastic waste. I include a puzzle entitled Planet Patrol concerning conservation issues as an added extra. All answers are provided. Suitable for ages 8+
jlimb
Save the sea turtles informative writing

Save the sea turtles informative writing

This animated Powerpoint presents pupils with information about the endangered leatherback sea turtle and highlights the problems faced by this creature as its numbers decline. One of the problems it faces is plastic pollution which is all too prevalent in our seas and oceans. Plastic bags are mistaken for the jelly-fish that the turtles love to eat. Worrying statistics are given about the growing problem of plastic in the ocean environment and a quote from Sir David Attenborough is displayed to highlight the need to act with some urgency before it is too late. The resource will prove useful alongside clips from the Blue Planet series and should inspire further research, provocative posters and persuasive writing. I include information in a word document which could be easily used as a homework task or for further research on sea turtles. The planet patrol wordsearch contains over twenty interlocked words in a grid concerning conservation issues and could be easily differentiated to suit different abilities. All answers provided. Suitable for ages 8+
jlimb
Assessing for Prior Knowledge - 'Stand on the Line' Activity

Assessing for Prior Knowledge - 'Stand on the Line' Activity

The ���Stand on the Line’ activity can be used as a barometer to test students’ prior knowledge - the focus of this lesson is the the human impact on ecosystems. Read a set of statements to students then use the additional notes provided to engage students in further conversation around each point.
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Polar bears in Peril information, comprehension and poetry

Polar bears in Peril information, comprehension and poetry

This animated Powerpoint explains how polar bears are adapted to their Arctic environment in several ways. Pupils are presented with the information and then given questions to answer concerning the text. They have two poems about polar bears to analyse and to compare, considering which one they prefurr (pun intended). Finally, pupils are asked to think about the problems polar bears are facing and to contemplate the bigger picture concerning global warming. I include word documents which complement the Powerpoint which could be used as a homework activity or for further research into endangered animals. The word search has over twenty interlinked words to find concerning conservation and global warming issues and could be easily differentiated to suit differing abilities. Answers are included. Further resources can be found in my shop regarding other endangered animals. This resource is suitable for ages 8+
jlimb
Natural Disasters Guided Notes Research Template

Natural Disasters Guided Notes Research Template

Check out this student-friendly and well-organized template for natural disasters. Initially broken down into geological disasters, hydrological disasters, meteorological disaster, and space disasters, this graphic organizer includes 17 different natural disasters such as sinkholes, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, tsunamis and many more. This can either be used as guided notes to supplement your instruction or can guide students collaborative or independent research. For each natural disaster, students will identify the description, cause, potential effects and most importantly safety precautions. Have fun!
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