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Loss of Species and habitats

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Topic: Loss of Species and habitats

Learning Outcomes

  • identify features of different habitats
  • identify dangers to habitats and species

 

Introduction

Think-pair-share different habitats that exist around the world. Create a list of these on the blackboard.

Development

Tell the class how some habitats in the world have become endangered for a number of different reasons. Brainstorm what could be a danger to the different habitats that have been listed earlier.

Present: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QDk1c7fim8 to the class and see if they can identify the common element that exists in the loss of habitats i.e. human interaction.

Divide the class into groups and give each group a habitat to research. Tell the class to research what plants and animals exist in their chosen habitat and create a fact file on it.

When these have been created, get the groups to research what poses the greatest danger to their chosen habitat e.g. rainforest in danger of deforestation, ocean habitats in danger from pollution. When the main danger has been identified, the group can create an awareness poster that will be paired with their habitat factfile.

Plenary

When completed, each group can present their work to the class.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QDk1c7fim8

Book Creator could be used in creating factfile.

Toontastic could be used to create a news report on the habitat destruction.

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Ethics and the Environment – Exploring ways to increase our plastic recycling.

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Topic: Ethics and the Environment – Exploring ways to increase our plastic recycling.

Learning Outcomes

  • Children will learn how long different plastics take to break down.
  • Children will learn alternatives to using plastics
  • Children will learn what an Eco brick is , its uses and benefits
  • Children will create an advertisement for an Eco brick

 

Introduction

Children will brainstorm what plastics they use in their daily lives and we will discuss how we dispose of these plastics. This will be followed by pair work on alternative disposals for them. We will watch a short video on how long plastics take to decompose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uu4cBfjfA8

Teacher will show them an EcoBrick and ask for opinions on it.

Watch EcoBrick video on Cork Seal Sanctuary

Create message to deliver to other classes promoting use of them and how to set up a positive plastic environment in your class.

 

Development

 

Create message to deliver to other classes promoting use of them and how to set up a positive plastic environment in your class.

Make chart to monitor how many days plastic free and EcoBrick advertising poster.

 

Plenary

Deliver message to other classes along with an empty two litre bottle.

Continue to use EcoBricks .

Continue to update plastic free chart.

 

 

 

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