Students will compare an old map of the forest with one from today to look at how London has encroached onto forest land. In the forest they will carry out a survey to look at both the positive and negative effects humans have on the different habitats within the forest. Through a series of games and activities, students will learn about the importance of plants in relation to the climate and ecological emergency.
Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of climate action and water usage through an achievable personal behaviour change.
- to explore examples of human impact (both positive and negative) on the habitats within Epping Forest
- to recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
- to understand their role in helping look after the forest
- to explore the importance of plants in relation to the climate and ecological emergency
National curriculum links
- identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
- explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
Living things and their habitats
- recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things