Subjects: Maths

Eco-Gozo Resources

Various resources for schools available here

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Drinking water – Tap water or bottled water

In this lesson, students are asked to consider the sustainability of a common, everyday practice (choosing the source of their drinking water). They will use sustainability criteria and research data to work collaboratively in evaluating the truth about the two drinking water options. By doing so, they will learn that calling something sustainable is not just a guess, but is based on a model that results in conclusive and measurable results.

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Water & Electricity Consumption Monitor

Do you usually note down meter readings to calculate how much electricity and water is consumed per month in your school? Want a helping hand? Below there is an attachment – an Excel sheet initially developed by Mr Saviour Tabone.  It is being further developed to also monitor waste, transport and tree planting in order to be able to provide numerical data. All you have to do is to type in the meter reading for electricity and water at the end of each month in the orange cells and automatically you will get how many units were used up and a bar chart/graph comparing consumption between months.

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The Earth Dog Story – Earth Dog returns to Save the Environment

The Earth Dog Story, first published in 1992, returns as an app in iTunes and an eBook as part of the U.S. Department of Energy environmental outreach program with Weekly Reader. Earth Dog is a superhero who teaches kids about taking care of the environment.

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Mad about Air and more

Designed for 5-10 yr olds, these lesson plans and colourful posters provide useful information and suggestions on how to make a difference. The accompanying lesson plan has curriculum links into geography, maths, citizenship, ICT and English.

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Buy, Use, Toss? A closer look at the things we buy.

Buy, Use, Toss? A Closer Look at the Things We Buy, is a free interdisciplinary curriculum unit from Facing the Future that leads students through an exploration of the system of producing and consuming goods that is called the materials economy. Students learn about the five major steps of the materials economy (Extraction, Production, Distribution, Consumption, and Disposal) and are asked to analyze the sustainability of these steps to determine how consumption can benefit people, economies, and environments.  (All lesson plans, resources and more can be found from http://www.facingthefuture.org)

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The very hungry school – A whole week’s work on consumption

‘The Very Hungry School’ story and associated worksheet provide a useful resource for literacy and maths work, as well as offering good preparation for ‘The Very Hungry School’ online pupil discussion.

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Project Learning Tree Releases New Early Childhood Curriculum

To connect students to nature at a younger age, Project Learning Tree releases a new curriculum guide and music CD to engage children ages 3-6 in outdoor exploration and play. Eleven field-tested, hands-on activities showcase over 130 “early childhood experiences”

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