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.
Identify how trees from around the World are adapted to suit their environment in different ways, sometimes in challenging environments, with this fun and interactive lesson written in partnership with One Tree per Child. Develop initial ideas and expand learning from the classroom to the outdoors using inspiration from trees.
Investigate traditional tree folklore with this fantastic cross-curricular lesson, created in partnership with One Tree Per Child. Pupils can explore the explore the key parts played by trees in religions, mythology and belief systems, across different time periods and different geographical locations. A brilliant way to develop cultural understanding whilst getting closer to nature, this activity allows pupils (and teachers) to enjoy learning without worksheets, and shows that a classroom doesn’t need to have four walls!
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!
Cities shape our health and well being and people’s decision-making shapes cities. This lesson plan allows children to find their voice and develop their scientific, communication and decision-making skills in order to influence change.
Flooding due to climate change can have a devastating effect on people's lives. Set on the fictitious island of Watu, pupils explore how STEM skills can be used to help communities be better prepared for flooding