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Topic Resources

 

Eco Schools - an international programme from the Foundation for Environmental Education, aiming to empower students to be the change our world needs to be sustainable.

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WWF - lesson ideas on a range of topics: green power, rainwater harvesting, energy conservation, recycling, pollution, soil quality, greenhouse effect, climate change, air quality, renewable energy, water purification, waste management, energy saving, balanced ecosystems, habitat model, organic gardening.

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Met Office  - provide an external list of climate change websites with links to UK and international climate organisations.

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Oxfam - their 'water week' resources have also been very well received and have a good emphasis on teaching and learning.

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Physics &Ethics Education Project -this site aimed at students is run by the University of Bristol and the Institute of Physics has topic links to 'Energy resources' and 'Climate change'.

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BioEthics Education Project- supported by the Welcome trust. Relevant topics include 'Biodiversity' and Climate change.

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Practical Action - many relevant STEM challenge resources. Paper copies of resources are freely available.

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The STEM e-Library - list of climate change STEM resources.

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Nuffield 'Science & Society' course - interesting learning resources still available from this course which is presently not offered.

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Practical Biology - contains the health and safety assessed descriptions of all major practical work activities presently found in the UK, essential for all IBSE projects.

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Practical Chemistry - contains the health and safety assessed descriptions of all major practical work activities presently found in the UK, essential for all IBSE projects.

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Practical Physics - contains the health and safety assessed descriptions of all major practical work activities presently found in the UK, essential for all IBSE projects.

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SEEd - an umbrella organisation for environmental education and ESD.

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The Beacons Guides to Climate Change - Beacons Guides to Climate Change offer a concise, unbiased and up to date summary of the facts and arguments about this critically important subject. These guides are available free for personal and educational use.

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Polar Explorer Programme - a collection of STEM resources linked to the Polar Explorer Programme; includes practical resources related to sustainability issues.

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The Borgen Project - online resources about poverty.

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Sustrans - practical resources to support mobility in IBSE projects.

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Field Studies Council - outdoor learning charity with free on-line activities for biology and geography.

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Geography Association - subject association for geography teachers.

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Association for Science Education - subject association for UK and International science teachers providing advice and events for the sector. The link is to the environmental education best practice guide.

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National Association for Environmental Education - purpose is to promote all forms of environmental education, and to support all those involved in its delivery, so that together we can understand and act on the need to live more sustainably in order to protect the future of our planet.

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POWER - this EU project site has lots of links to city/urban water projects.

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Severn Trent Water - education resources relating to water.

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GLOBE Programme - international science programme offering opportunities for students to collect data and understand scientific processes twards a greater understanding of the Earth and gloabl environment.

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Ashden Awards - an innovative series of activitries related to energy efficiency.

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Bloomberg - data driven online tool explaining the causes of climate change.

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InterClimate Network - resources and tools to inspire and support your own ideas for taking action and raising awareness of climate change issues in school.

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Thriving Places Index - designed to provide a robust reporting framework that shows the conditions for wellbeing at a local level. It radically challenges the current paradigm that defines progress by economic measures of consumption and wealth creation.

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Edible Classrooms - ideas and resources for growing food in your school.

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Woodlands Trust - everything you need to know about trees and planting more of them.

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Grow Wild - inspiring positive environmental actions, new learning, community connections and well-being.

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Learning Through Landscapes - huge resource of outdoor learning activities and lesson plans.

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Countryside Classroom - another great source of learning resources searchable by key stage and subject.

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