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Earth Matters

It's all about life and how the Earth works. Discover how a little bit of knowledge of Earth and Environmental Science can help your pupils understand and explore the world around them. Take on the challenge to work out the best place to go fossil hunting; what a healthy river looks like; how to read the clouds; find a great camping spot or build a sustainable school of the future. 


Learning in sciences will enable me to… ‘develop curiosity and understanding of the environment and my place in the living, material and physical world’

Planet Earth: I can identify and classify examples of living things, past and present, to help me appreciate their diversity. I can relate physical and behavioural characteristics to their survival or extinction.

SCN 2-01a

Materials: Having explored the substances that make up Earth’s surface, I can compare some of their characteristics and uses.

SCN 2-17a


Inspired by a range of stimuli, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through activities within art and design.

EXA 0-05a / EXA 1-05a / EXA 2-05a


I can describe the major characteristic features of Scotland’s landscape and explain how these were formed. 

SOC 2-07a