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I was sent this image by a friend on Facebook. A great exercise for helping students understand the value of the interconnections in our environment.
This can be adapted for many different levels of teaching science depending on the depth of science that you push into with the results of these experiments.
Waste is a big problem.
Or is it?
This video was created for the H3ROES Green Initiative, a programme the WOW Kampung team ran in 2012.
A good primer on the problems with waste, and the innovative solutions that can be inspired by learning from nature and its interconnected cycle.
A friend recently (re)introduced me to this song, and I discovered they now have a whole Album: Here Comes Science.
For upper secondary, here‘s a more sciency video on TeacherTube.
I wouldn’t mind creating a quiz based on this song and setting listening to the song for homework.
Although this paper from Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions is aimed at the political discussion around climate change, something we can all learn from is the story context they put it in: The Quest.
The last two pages frame it beautifully:
The Quest: A better world for our children.
The Threat: Climate disruption and extreme weather
The Villain: Fossil Fuels
The Hero: You and your community
As the Heath Brothers say, when teaching, just having a story will do wonders for retention and learning, and the quest isn’t just any story, it’s a story that we all love and get on board with.
There’s also plenty to learn from this about how we deal with climate change and industry – though that’s less of a learning resource and more of a discussion of the reasons to act on climate change – also important for motiviating your students, but it felt more appropriate to have that discussion here.
What does the environment have to do with character? And why is character that important anyway?
This powerful video from Thailand highlights the interconnections between consumption, our society, and our happiness.
Teachers, you may find this useful when trying to impress on your colleagues or parents, the importance of using environment to teach character.
If you’re working with green club or secondary students, this can be a great video for prompting your students to think about the implications of the way we live.
We just finished training the second cohort of H3ROES. We’re happy to share with you one of the learning materials that was created last year.
The Waste to Food video is an introduction to the differences in how nature and humankind deal with waste and how we can learn from nature to create a more sustainable society.
Good magazine puts together some very nicely done and accessible info-videos, and this one on water is no exception.
Last week Calvin Soh talked about a brilliant idea he got from his daughter as she was trying to learn the national pledge:
Because she wasn’t sure of the words, she phrased every line like a question, eg:
We the citizens of Singapore?
Which inspired a brilliant starting point for teaching civics – turn each line into a question and discuss and answer those questions as a class.
We, the citizens of Singapore?
Pledge ourselves as one united people?
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