Climate Change

Discuss what students can do on a daily basis to help slow down climate change. This could include:

  • recycling, to help reduce emissions
  • cutting down on the use of plastics
  • turning off home appliances when they’re not being used
  • walking, cycling and using public transport for travel
  • buying locally grown food and locally made products
  • using a clothes line, rather than a tumble dryer
  • planting trees, to absorb more carbon dioxide and create more oxygen.

Get the class (in small groups or as individuals) to research, identify and list the following:

  • non-renewable energy (e.g. fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas)
  • renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, wave, biofuels).

Discuss the types of energy used both at home and school. How could you reduce the use of non-renewable energy at home and at school?

Create a diagram of a house or your school identifying the non-renewable energy sources and showing the renewable energy sources that could replace them.