Saturday 27 April 2019

Climate Change

There is no ignoring Climate Change. Every day we hear another news story about it, which is why you shouldn't ignore it in the classroom. 

This week it was reported that around 12 million hectares of forest in the world's tropical regions were lost in 2018, equivalent to 30 football fields per minute.

Another study found that for the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica’s second-biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins. The start of this year is looking just as bleak, a new study has found.

Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, cloud forests are dying, and wildlife is scrambling to keep pace. It has become clear that humans have caused most of the past century's warming by releasing heat-trapping gases as we power our modern lives. Called greenhouse gases, their levels are higher now than at any time in the last 800,000 years.

You can use this lesson as a resource or as your lesson. Even if you're not a chemistry teacher, this is a great discussion point to get young minds thinking! 

There are many ways you can teach about climate change across subjects.

You can 

  1. Do a lab
  2. Show a movie or assign a novel such as Mindy McGinnis called Not a Drop to Drink.
  3. Assign a research project with a presentation
  4. Talk about your own personal experiences
  5. Start work in a school garden


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  • By The Uteach Team
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