PYP 3 - Sharing the Planet - Earth Resources
An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution
People need to keep the earth’s resources sustainable for equal access
Lines of Inquiry
Causation and Responsibilities
Knowledgeable, Caring and Principled
Curiosity, Commitment and Appreciation
Educational videos, presentation, lesson and games for K-12 kids. This page contains of variety of learning materials about natural resources.
The website offers a simple language explanation about natural resources to the students. There are also some activity ideas that you can do for your teaching learning in a fun way.
http://www.e-learningforkids.org/Courses/EN/S0502/module/module1.htm interactive activities learning about natural resources and conservation – great resource to have fun with students
Complete guide to minerals from Mineral Institute including lesson ideas and great integration to school curriculum
Everything about Oil
http://www.squidoo.com/reuse-everything : 50 things that can be reused
http://www.squidoo.com/recycle-everything : 50 things that can be recycled
http://www.recycling-guide.org.uk/facts.html: recycling process
This short and genius movie from Post Carbon Institute shows the recent history of human development with fossil fuels. More importantly it addresses several of the environmental challenges humanity now is facing.
The comprehensive and easy to understand explanation about fossil fuels.
A lesson about 3R's Reduce reuse recycle as the solution of sustaining our rare earth resources.
1st Formative Assessment
Students complete tree diagram or matrix to classify earth's resources.
2nd Formative Assessment
Students use the cause and effect graphic organizer to show the understanding of the importance of earth's resources sustaining action. Criteria :
3rd Formative Assessment
Students complete a chart of POOCH (Problem, Options, Outcomes, Choices) to implement some practices needed to sustain the Earth’s resources. Criteria :
Students choose a limited Earth’s resource which is used by you/your family in your life. Observe and record how you use it and plan some practical strategies to improve the sustainability of this resource. Carry out your plan and reflect on your achievements. Document this process as evidence of your understanding (diary, photo journal, others). Criteria: