This resource pack for KS3 (age 11-14) pupils is about climate change and the effects it will have on people around the world. It emphasises the increasing unpredictability of the weather and explores ways people might prepare for the, apparently inevitable, ‘wild weather’ - floods and droughts. It also introduces the notion of food security.
The Eden Project is all about connecting people with the natural world; their plant collection includes plants for food, medicine and materials. This lesson is designed to help students to appreciate the links they have with the natural world through everyday objects and then to present their understanding creatively as a TV report, potentially using video.
Ideal as an introduction to the water cycle, this resource gives an idea for one of so many ways that the fantastically inspirational The Drop in my Drink by Meredith Hooper can be used. This resources uses this book to introduce children to the water cycle and encourages them to question something so vital.
Investigate imagery and poetry with this fantastic outdoor English lesson, created in partnership with One Tree Per Child. Pupils can explore number metaphors in the context of the natural world, using found objects to give their learning relevance, and even apply their new linguistic understanding to some unique metaphor poems. A brilliant way to develop English skills whilst getting closer to nature!
Using the fabulous Sound Collector poem written by Roger McGough the children are given the chance to collect their very own sounds in a lesson perfect, not only for creative writing, but also for developing excellent speaking and listening skills.
Get to grips with the issues that threaten our fresh water before diving in to this water based challenge. Water Explorers, part of Global Action Plan, have provided this fantastic lesson plan and resources to enable a quality scientific investigation into the health of the school pond or other nearby water source. MiniSASS stands for a Stream Assessment Scoring System and can be used to monitor the health of a pond, river or other water source and measure the general quality of the water.
Through science investigations and games, children can explore the wildlife that lives and travels through their community, whilst learning how to connect habitats and make their school grounds nature-rich.