This resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE) includes a number of activities to support environment teaching in science and citizenship and addresses concerns about our 'environmental footprint'.
Our use of energy resources is an important theme in science at Key Stage Three.
Students should address two important questions:
• Non-renewable energy resources, particularly fossil fuels, are running out. What should we do about this?
• Our use of energy resources has a damaging impact on the environment. How can we minimise this?
The resource uses the context of energy resources as an example of how to tackle citizenship issues relating to the environment. The approach could be adapted for any other environmental issue, such as waste management, wildlife conservation, road building, food production, or creating new housing on a greenfield site.
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