Lesson : The Earth in Our Hands

Overview

This lesson explores how the actions of human beings are destroying our Earth, and looks at how we can reduce our carbon footprint: using less energy, reducing carbon emissions, saving water, re-using and re-cycling.  It is suitable for all KS2.

Cross-curricular links: science

Learning Activities:

  • Crossword
  • Photosynthesis experiment
  • Research into renewable energy
  • Carbon footprint homework activity
  • Designing leaflets/posters
     

Linked assembly: 
The children are reminded of the extraordinary number of species in the world. However, some animals are endangered and people are largely responsible for this. The children are asked to consider what they can do to support animal life.