Teaching and Learning About the Environment - Pack 1
This Teaching and Learning About the Environment pack, from the University of York Science Education Group, contains lessons on five environmental topics. All the lessons are fully supported by photocopiable student materials and accompanied by detailed teachers' notes. The lessons were developed by working groups of schoolteachers, university lecturers in science and education departments and scientists working in industry.
• Fertilisers: Costs and Benefits
Students use information presented in a variety of ways to investigate ecological problems associated with the excess use of fertilisers.
• Have Fish Had Their Chips?
This lesson considers the conflicts that may arise when two industries are competing for resources. Students act as national administrators who must decide whether to grant a licence for fisheries exploitation or marine gravel extraction.
• Is Your Beach Clean?
A data handling exercise designed to encourage students to question how clean a beach environment is and to consider possible sources of pollution.
• New Lamps for Old!
This lesson considers the savings in energy and money, and the reduction in carbon dioxide that could be made by using compact fluorescent bulbs instead of conventional bulbs.
• Ozone: The Pole Hole
A series of text-related activities and a board game are used to understand the importance of the ozone layer to life on earth and how the layer is being destroyed by CFCs.
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