Environmental Science

 

This programme has been designed to run for 8 weeks to meet the maximum duration of a half term during academic year 2019 / 2020.  If you wish to be reduce the programme to meet the duration of the half term, the content chosen to be removed is at the discretion of you, the customer.

 

Week One – A Sustainable Future

  • Introduction to sustainability and a more sustainable future
  • Sustainability goals exercise set by the UN 
  • Identifying areas of improvement of sustainability in the home, work and global 
  • Discussion 
  • Differentiation of low-carbon energy and alternative energy 
  • Introduction to renewable energy sources 
  • Group research project on a renewable energy 
  • Group presentation of research 
  • Discussion

 

Week Two – Pollution

  • Introduction and definition of pollution including primary and secondary pollutants 
  • Human activity resulting in environmental contamination 
  • Group research and case studies on either contamination of waterways, gases into the atmosphere, land, accidents and illegal activity 
  • Presentation on research 
  • Discussion
  • How human health is affected by exposure to pollutants 

 

Week Three – Global Warming

  • Differentiation of weather and climate 
  • How do oceans affect climate? 
  • Natural factors which affect climate 
  • Assessing the impact of human activity on the Earth’s climate exercise 
  • Discussion
  • Case studies on historical variations in the Earth’s climate including ice ages, medieval warm period and little ice age 

 

Week Four – Wildlife Conservation

  • Definition of conservation 
  • Research into the environmental, aesthetic, ethical, social and economic reasons of why conservation of ecosystems are necessary 
  • Discussion
  • Identifying different conservation methods including in-situ and ex-situ conversation 
  • Research project on a wildlife protection scheme currently being operated.  Learners to research background information about the scheme, methods of conservation and success 
  • Presentation and peer assessment 
  • Discussion

 

Week Five – Build Wildlife a Home

  • Outline of the STEM project of building a home for wildlife 
  • Research what chosen wildlife needs – this could be for hedgehogs, bats, birds, insects etc. 
  • Design the home 
  • Produce 
  • Make information and instruction leaflet for schools 
  • Presentation of final products 

 

Week Six – Recycle, Reuse, Repair & Reduce

  • Introduction to the methods of waste disposal 
  • Differentiation of recycle, reuse, repair and reduce 
  • Assessment of own lifestyle to identify where R, R, R & R can be improved 
  • Share feedback 
  • Outlie the project of R, R, R & R from an item brought from home with additional materials supplied 
  • Completion of project 
  • Presentation of product and assessment of how well it went 

 

Week Seven – Transportation

  • Introduction to transportation and the environment
  • Describing current transport systems 
  • How combustion of fossil fuels by transport systems produce air pollutants 
  • Group research on how pollution from transport systems can affect the environment 
  • Presentation of research 
  • Exploring policies that reduce the environmental impact of transportation systems 
  • Technological solutions in transport systems that can reduce environmental impact 
  • Assessment of how behavioural solutions can reduce environmental impact 
  • Discussion

 

Week Eight – Earth Watch

  • Introduction to the Earth Watch global project and its objectives
  • Outline the Earth Watch citizen science projects 
  • Citizen Science project – Soil quality 
  • Citizen Science project - Water quality
  • Citizen Science project - Worm project 
  • Discussion

 

NOTE: Some activities will involve learners working with tools and mild chemicals.  All schemes of works and risk assessments are available upon request

 

Certificates are issued to all attendees of the workshop upon completion

Contact Us

 

 

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enquiries@sherlockbone.co.uk 

 

Phone: 07817556773

 

 

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