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Caring for the World

Caring for the World

Caring for the World by Scoilnet

How can we save more energy? What is climate change? How can schools reduce waste? Answers to these and lots more.


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Some general information to get you started and to create an awareness of the environment and what needs to be done to look after it.

Clean Air Kids

http://www.clean-air-kids.org.uk/information.html Added: 14 Jun 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Guide/notes / Other

Series of information sheets about air, acid rain, ozone layer and what we can do about them. Also some relevant games and puzzles.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Geography
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Changing The Way We Live

http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/changing_the_way_we_live/ Added: 23 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Reasons why people need to change the way they live in order to help the world and its climate. Includes suggestions across food; housing; transport; the economy, cities.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Suggestions for use: Get the children to talk about why we need to change the way we live. Use the sub topics listed in the article.

5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Suggestions for use: Get the children to talk about why we need to change the way we live. Use the sub topics listed in the article.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Global Climate Change

http://epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html Added: 23 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Learn the basics about climate change and see what the imacts are like. Also, suggests ways in which people can be part of the solution.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Suggestions for use: Visually attractive site will make this potentially useful to display to whole class. Create a campaign for making small changes in our lives that can add up to a big difference. Have students createposter presentations to highlight the issues raised on the site.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Suggestions for use: Visually attractive site will make this potentially useful to display to whole class. Create a campaign for making small changes in our lives that can add up to a big difference. Have students createposter presentations to highlight the issues raised on the site.

3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Suggestions for use: Visually attractive site will make this potentially useful to display to whole class. Create a campaign for making small changes in our lives that can add up to a big difference. Have students createposter presentations to highlight the issues raised on the site.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Suggestions for use: Visually attractive site will make this potentially useful to display to whole class. Create a campaign for making small changes in our lives that can add up to a big difference. Have students createposter presentations to highlight the issues raised on the site.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Climate Change - American Museum of Natural History

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/climate-change Added: 23 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Explore the science, history, and impact of climate change, and discover ways in which individuals, communities and nations can reduce their carbon footprints.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Suggestions for use: Lots of material here for class discussion and teaching. Great background information. Have students create poster presentations to highlight the issues raised on the site.

JC
Geography

Strand: The Human Habitat

Strand unit: Restless Atmosphere

Suggestions for use: Lots of material here for class discussion and teaching. Great background information. Have students create poster presentations to highlight the issues raised on the site.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Endangered Species

http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html Added: 23 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Factsheets on over 50 species that are considered to be in danger of extinction. The list is divided geographically among the various continents. Also, defines what is an 'endangered species'.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life

Suggestions for use: Get the children to identify the endangered animals and the countries in which they are currently found.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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The Big Questions

http://climatekids.nasa.gov/big-questions/ Added: 23 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

NASA site that looks at the big environment questions facing the world today. Very graphic and designed for children. Covers climate change, the greenghouse effect and impact on the oceans. Great site!

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Suggestions for use: This is a must use in class! Perfect for IWB and introducing the topics for environmental care.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Suggestions for use: This is a must use in class! Perfect for IWB and introducing the topics for environmental care.

3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Suggestions for use: This is a must use in class! Perfect for IWB and introducing the topics for environmental care.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Suggestions for use: This is a must use in class! Perfect for IWB and introducing the topics for environmental care.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Recycle Clipart and Images

http://openclipart.org/tags/recycle Added: 23 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

High quality free images that might be useful for a project.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Suggestions for use: Give link to students for them to use.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Suggestions for use: Give link to students for them to use.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Climate Kids: Games

http://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/play/ Added: 23 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

A NASA website that includes a wide range of climate-related games. Includes games on renewable energy, the weather, climate change.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Suggestions for use: These games are perfect for the IWB and could be used after classes on environmental care. Very engaging.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Suggestions for use: These games are perfect for the IWB and could be used after classes on environmental care. Very engaging.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Trash Matcher

http://www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/matchtmp.html Added: 23 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Presents a long list of 'solid waste' items like cardboard, newspapers, baskets, beads and so on that can be used in 'art activities'. Detailed notes and instructions for the individual activities.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Suggestions for use: The list is very long but some of the activities are very realistic. A little planning required.

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Suggestions for use: The list is very long but some of the activities are very realistic. A little planning required.

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Suggestions for use: The list is very long but some of the activities are very realistic. A little planning required.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Green Schools Ireland - Environmental Education

http://www.greenschoolsireland.org/ Added: 17 Jul 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Case Study

Resources on recycling, litter, water, energy, travel for schools around Ireland. Directly links it's work to the curriculum in 'Seven Steps'. Also provides opportunity for schools to be listed in the case study section.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
CSPE

Strand: Stewardship

Strand unit: Recycling

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Greenhouse Effect Lesson

http://www.met.ie/education/pdfs_en...on%20Plan%20Greenhouse%20Effect.pdf Added: 23 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Met Eireann lesson plan looking at the different layers of the earth's atmosphere and the Greenhouse effect.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere

Suggestions for use: Practical lesson with experiments. Get the students to do the experiment.

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere

Suggestions for use: Practical lesson with experiments. Get the students to do the experiment.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

World Book Web

Pollution

Looks at different forms of pollution, like air pollution, water pollution, land polution and explores solutions . . .


Global Warming

Since the mid 1800s the world has been getting warmer, this is global warming.


Kyoto Protocol

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement to reduce emission and as a result reduce global warming. 


Endangered Species

Every species on earth play a role in maintaining the ecosystem, which is also threatened by climate change and global warming. 

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