Saving The Planet One Science Lesson At A Time provides a framework for embedding global issues into primary science learning. Using the UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals, the book provides 17 chapters full of ideas and enquiry activities to add purpose and value to science education.
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Each chapter includes:
- A summary of the global issue in relation to science learning (Key understanding)
- A relatable context through which to engage learners (Goal in context)
- A big question to discuss (Critical thinking)
- Some ideas for responsible action related to the goal (Taking action)
- Links to science knowledge and skills (Core)
- Purposeful enquiry ideas (Curious)
- Some ideas and inspiration from around the world (Connect)
- An opportunity for responsible application of learning (Create)
- A detailed purposeful enquiry
- A picture page to support critical thinking and creativity.
With downloadable lesson slides for each chapter, the resource can be used for individual lessons or a whole school approach to science learning, so together we can save the planet, one science lesson at a time.
About the authors
Dr Amy Strachan worked as a specialist primary science teacher in England, Japan and The Gambia for over twelve years. She currently works as a senior lecturer in primary science education at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. Amy is a lead facilitator of STEM CPD and supports schools to gain accreditation for quality primary science.
Jemima Davey is a lecturer in primary science education at St Mary’s University, London. Following her years in the classroom as a teacher, science coordinator and NQT mentor, Jemima completed research exploring the support available for early career teachers planning and delivery primary science.