Teaching and Learning About the Environment - Pack 2
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.
• Clean Up on Coal
Text-related activities and practical work are used to investigate the origins and impacts of acid rain and what might be done to reduce it.
• The Greenhouse Effect
In the context of an international conference, students prepare work on the causes and consequences of the greenhouse effect. This is followed up by the production of a news sheet for the school.
• Make a Lake
Students are given a notional budget and plan the conversion of a disused gravel pit into a freshwater nature reserve.
• Pay Now Save Later?
The lesson looks at the costs and energy savings to be made by fitting three forms of domestic insulation. As an alternative to manual calculations, students are encouraged to use a computer spreadsheet.
• Why Waste Waste?
A role play lesson in which the recycling of different waste materials is considered in city, town and rural contexts.
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