In Climate Change & Animals, students will explore the impact of the changing climate on animals across the world through the lens of work carried out by ZSL's own scientists. Following a self-led investigation of real results collected by scientists in ZSL's Institute of Zoology, students are empowered to make a difference through a discussion of what they can do to reduce their impact.
Objects from the natural world used in this session are loaned to us by HM Revenue and Customs.
|Age: KS4 (14 - 16 years)||Duration: 55 minutes||Capacity: 35 students||Indoor Workshop|
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:
- Recall the science behind the greenhouse effect and give examples of how humans ‘enhance’ the greenhouse effect
- Discuss a selection of common myths surrounding climate change
- Give examples of the risks of climate change on animals, including humans
- Give one example of a ZSL project that involves climate change research
- Understand what they can do to reduce their carbon footprint
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AQA GCSE Biology (8461) Specification Links
|4.7.2 Organisation of an ecosystem||18.104.22.168 Impact of environmental change||
|4.7.3 Biodiversity and the effect of human interaction on ecosystems||22.214.171.124 Biodiversity||
|126.96.36.199 Global warming||
OCR GCSE (9-1) Gateway Science Biology A Specification links
|Topic B6: Global challenges||B6.1 Monitoring and maintaining the environment||
|B6.2 Feeding the human race||
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Biology Specification Links
|Topic 9 – Ecosystems and material cycles||