Stay Home Travel – Week 8

Monday Activity

Age Group: Primary and Secondary

It’s a bank holiday so we thought it might be a good time to take a break from our Travel activities while you enjoy the fresh air and sunshine! Have a break, chillax and let’s resume again tomorrow!

Tuesday Activity – Nature Scavenger Hunt

Age Group: Primary Junior and Senior

Take a stroll around where you live and see what nature treasures you can find. Our video and worksheet will guide you through a discover of wild flowers, trees, and other delights.

 

Scavenger Hunt Worksheet

Wednesday Lesson – Celebrate World Bicycle Day with ‘Cycle Checks’

Age Group: Primary and Junior Secondary

It’s World Bicycle Day! Before heading out for a cycle make sure you do 4 simple checks: helmet, clothes, bike, and conditions. Travel Officer Dave will explain how to do these quick checks before heading off. After learning about the 4 Cycle Checks with Travel Officer Dave, test your knowledge and challenge yourself to our Cycle Checks quiz. Do you have what it takes to be a Cycle Check Champion?

 

Gníomhaíocht dé Céadaoin – Ceithre Cinntiú Rothaíochta

Rang: Bunscoil agus Meánscoil

Lá Idirnáisiúnta an Rothar atá ann! Sula dtéann sibh amach ag rothaíocht, cinntigí go bhfuil na ceithre cinntiú seo leanas déanta agaibh: Clogad, Éadaí, Rothar agus Aimsir. Míníonn Dave conas ullmhú le haghaidh turas rothair! Tráth na gCeist le teacht go luath

 

 

 

 

Thursday Lesson –  Introduction to Food Miles

Age Group: Senior Primary and Junior Secondary

In this video we are introduced to Food Miles. This is our first resource on Food Miles and it will be followed on with further resources in the coming weeks. In this video we look at where our food comes from, how far it has to travel and how this relates to climate change. There are 3 activities in this video where students can investigate Food Miles in their homes. If the students wish, they can do these activities after watching the video.

 

 

  • Firstly, we look at mapping some food products. Here the student will need some food products, a blank world map, pencil and an atlas to help. If the student is unable to print off the map included in this resource they may simply explore the origins of their food using an atlas or Google Maps.
  • The second activity, looks at calculating Food Miles. Here, the student will need to access to a computer and internet to calculate Food Miles using the website www.foodmiles.com
  • The third activity, the student creates a food diary where they list the food items in two of their meals and where the food comes from.
Blank Map Activity 1

 

Food Miles Activity 2

 

Food Miles Activity 3

 

Friday, 5 June – World Environment Day

Age Group: Senior Primary and Junior Secondary

The quality of the air around us is very important as it directly affects our health and the environment we live in. Have a look at our welcome message from Green-Schools Officer Jess, she is going to tell you all about the wonderful resources which her fellow Officer Karen Moore has planned for you to celebrate World Environment Day!

Activities

  • Activity 1: Sources of pollution activity sheet. Air pollution is not the same everywhere. Different pollutants are released into the air from a wide range of sources. Can you identify the sources of air pollution in the graphic? Click on the graphic for a larger printable PDF.

  • Activity 2: Get to know pollutants. There are many pollutants that affect the quality of our air we breathe. Have a look at suggestions on the activity sheet 2 and find out more for yourself.
  • Activity 3a and 3b: Air pollution around the World. Ireland’s air is relatively clean but sadly this is not the case for all countries. In activity 3 you will investigate what is happening in the air around the world and come up with solutions to help improve air quality. Use the world map to help complete the activity.
  • Activity 4: Steps to breathing better air. What can we do to improve air quality? Well the good news is that together we can all play our part in improving the air around us. Even small changes to our day to day lives can make a big difference to the quality of the air we breathe. Have a look at the ideas in activity 4 and see what you can pledge to do today!

 

Activity 2 – Get to know Pollutants

 

Activity 3a – Air Quality Around the World

 

Activity 3b – World Map

 

Activity 4 – Steps for Better Air