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Climate Change

Our world is warming. Is this a problem?  During this workshop, your pupils will investigate how the UK has been affected by climate change over recent decades and the implications of this for the future. Using a combination of discussion and activities, they will study the greenhouse effect and identify sources and sinks of greenhouse gases. The workshop culminates with ‘Science’ or ‘Fiction’ an interactive game exploring some of the (sometimes wacky!) solutions being proposed to combat climate change. Geo-engineering is introduced as a concept during this activity.

  • Science

Processes of the planet: I can explain some of the processes which contribute to climate change and discuss the possible impact of atmospheric change on the survival of living things. SCN 3-05b

Energy sources and sustainability: By investigating renewable energy sources and taking part in practical activities to harness them, I can discuss their benefits and potential problems. SCN 3-04b

Topical Science: Through research and discussion, I have contributed to evaluations of media items with regard to scientific content and ethical implications. SCN 3-20b

  • Social Studies

People, place and environment: I can identify the possible consequences of an environmental issue and make informed suggestions about ways to manage the impact. SOC 3-08a

  • Technologies

Technological Developments in Society and Business: I can identify the costs and benefits of using technologies to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment and business. TCH 3-07a

  • Literacy and English

Tools for listening and talking: When I engage with others, I can make a relevant contribution, encourage others to contribute and acknowledge that they have the right to hold a different opinion. I can respond in ways appropriate to my role and use contributions to reflect on, clarify or adapt thinking. LIT 3-02a