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Climate change and me

Climate change and me
Through a series of fun practical games and activities students will consider which human activities change the natural carbon cycle and what they as individuals and we can do collectively to take action to tackle the climate emergency.

Specific Learning Objectives: 

  • To understand the science of climate change and how the Centre is trying to reduce its carbon emissions and impact on climate change. 
  • To use knowledge of the carbon cycle to be able to communicate the need for climate action.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of climate action through an achievable personal behaviour change.

National curriculum links
KS3 Science
Chemistry - Earth and atmosphere

  • Earth as a source of limited resources and the efficacy of recycling
  • the carbon cycle
  • the composition of the atmosphere
  • the production of carbon dioxide by human activity and the impact on climate

KS3 Geography 
Human and physical geography

  • understand, through the use of detailed place-based exemplars at a variety of scales, the key processes in:
    • physical geography relating to: geological timescales and plate tectonics; rocks, weathering and soils; weather and climate, including the change in climate from the Ice Age to the present; and glaciation, hydrology and coasts 
    • human geography relating to: population and urbanisation; international development; economic activity in the primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary sectors; and the use of natural resources
  • understand how human and physical processes interact to influence, and change landscapes, environments and the climate; and how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems

KS3 PSHE guidance
Teaching should develop pupils’ understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Pupils should use and apply their knowledge and understanding whilst developing skills to research and interrogate evidence, debate and evaluate viewpoints, present reasoned arguments and take informed action.

Pupils should be taught about:
the development of the political system of democratic government in the United Kingdom, including the roles of citizens, Parliament and the monarch

  • the operation of Parliament, including voting and elections, and the role of political parties
  • the precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom
  • the nature of rules and laws and the justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals
  • the roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society, and the ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities, including opportunities to participate in school-based activities.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development