Feb 162016

scotlands environment

This month Scotland’s Environment newsletter focuses on air pollution.

If you’re looking for resources to help discuss air quality in the classroom, then you’ll find lots of Curriculum for Excellence aligned resources on Get Learning | Scotland’s Environment Web .

Here’s some other resources that will support learning about air quality:

To keep informed about other teaching and learning resources, subscribe to the monthly newsletter.

You can also download a copy of the Citizen Science & Curriculum for Excellence briefing paper, packed with lots of other excellent resources from here.

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Feb 012016

Eco Schools

Does your school work with a community group? Community groups across Scotland are being invited to apply for a share of over £10 million Scottish Government funding for action against climate change.

The hugely successful Climate Challenge Fund has supported 756 community-led schemes since 2008, including energy efficiency, sustainable travel and local food growing projects.

Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod has confirmed the fund will continue for another year, after it was allocated £10.3 million in the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2016-17. The CCF has supported projects involving energy efficiency improvements to community owned buildings, energy efficiency advice, lower carbon travel options, community growing initiatives and schemes to tackle waste.   Applications for grants of up to £150,000 per project are invited now: Community-led organisations currently in receipt of a CCF grant must have submitted a completed application by 19th February 2016.

All other community-led organisations must have submitted an Expression of Interest by 5th February 2016 and a completed application by 19th February 2016.

More on the application process, deadlines and ideas for projects at www.climatechallengefund.org

Alternatively, you may wish to look open the following hyperlinks for further information:

How to submit an application or expression of interest

View currently funded projects using an online map

Need inspiration? Read up some case studies

View CCF resources, training and events to support community projects.

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Jan 252016

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Created to inspire learners to get involved with geography and show how this and similar subjects can be used to tackle the environmental issues facing the world.

Come to see student’s accounts of climate change in Greenland, geological exploration in Tanzania and fieldwork on the glaciers and mountains of the Himalayas.

Presented by young expedition-organiser and geography student Cameron Mackay and his expedition team mates, you’ll hear all about how achievable it is to take big steps in geoscience in your careers after leaving school.

The film is screening on 11th February at 10.15 am, suitable for S3-S6. Booking can be accessed here. Alternatively, download the booking form and email your completed version to schoolbookings@glasgowfilm.org

FREE as part of Glasgow Film Festival Schools Week.

To find out more about Glasgow Film Festival please follow this link.

Nov 202015

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Aimed at primary learners, these resources link to aspects of mathematics, geography, science and computing.

The activities use early astronaut photographs to encourage children to think about what features on the Earth look like from space, and satellite images to enable students to measure the growth of a city and the shrinking of a glacier.

They have been produced by the National Centre for Earth Observation.

Oct 292015

twigFilm pages on Twig offer great related resources to help teachers, including classroom visuals, topic handouts and learning materials to use in the classroom. But these aren’t always relevant to students logging on.

Students benefit from resources that will help them understand topics and support their learning.

From next month, Twig are introducing a brand new Science and Earth Science film page view for students.

In place of teaching materials, they will see new content that helps reinforce what they have learnt in the film.

More details can be found here.

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