Earth Day - 22nd April 2022

Earth Day is an annual event where people can participate in numerous events to show their support for environmental protection. The theme for Earth Day 2022 is 'Invest in our planet' and is focussed on finding solutions to combat the threat of climate change and making the transition to an equitable, prosperous green economy for all.

This collection includes resources and interactive games for pupils aged 5 to 11 at the top of the list and pupils aged over 11 lower down the list.  They look at the causes and impacts of climate change and how the environment can be improved through the use of green technology.

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Climate Change Toolkit

This toolkit from Plus magazine and Arctic Survey Education looks at models of climate change and sea ice growth.

The toolkit can be downloaded as a whole or as the individual components, which are:
• Arctic supermodels - background article
• Modelling ice thickness - worksheet and worksheet...

Climate Change: The Causes

Produced by Teachers TV, this richly illustrated video uses animation and natural history footage to provide an introduction to the topic of climate change to secondary school students. The concepts covered include: • the greenhouse effect • naturally occurring greenhouse gases • natural variations in climate •...

Watching a Glacier (7-11)

This activity uses satellite images of the Earth to show how a glacier has changed over almost three decades. Children are asked to measure the glacier to find out how much it has changed in size and to compare false-colour images to suggest how this helps us find out more about environmental change. This resource...

Exploring Rainforests

In this activity, students examine changes to forests in cross-border regions of Africa and Borneo using Google Earth Pro to help identify features shown in satellite images and make measurements. The context allows students to explore the factors which put pressure on forested areas, and what is being done to...

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