11. Healthy London Air

By Martin Crabbe | March 11 2019

11. Healthy London Air

Blog Category: Campaign updateBlog Tags: Education and Education

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    Climate Action 11 (#Love London. Love the World.)

    Target audience: Key Stage 3 Maths students

    1. Healthy London Air

    London is one of the most exciting cities in the world, with a large population, significant economic activity and a thriving tourist industry. London’s size and success also create challenges, however, which can threaten the quality of life in the city. One such factor is air quality, with air pollution contributing to a number of health problems.

    Unsurprisingly, many substances which cause health problems in humans also negatively affect the health of the planet, so it is important to understand the causes of air pollution and to work to reduce it, both through everyday changes that we can all make and also longer-term strategic decisions.

    Statistics is the study of collection, organisation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. It deals with all aspects of data, including the design of surveys and experiments to collect data. It also includes describing mathematical relationships between variables and presenting these to an audience in a way that best conveys meaning.

    The purpose of this unit is to revise and consolidate students’ statistics knowledge and to illustrate how statistics are used in the analysis of real-life problems in order to create solutions. Students will then investigate professional roles that contribute to improvements in air quality and identify how maths is used in these careers.

    Special mention to the Museum of London and U.C.L. (Institute of Education).

    Click here to go to the resource Healthy London Air

    1. Focus on Global Goal 10 – Reduced Inequalities

    After  completing this unit consider Global Goal 10 on Reduced Inequalities. Read the comic strip below and think about the inequality of air pollution.

    1. Background to this resource

    This project aims to:

    1. Connect London’s schools to great resources based on their city and
    2. To suggest ways to introduce a global perspective to their work.

    Each blog will be based on two major curriculum resources available freely to teachers:

    1. The London Curriculum– developed by experts in their field working in partnership with the Mayor of London and his Education and Youth team.
    2. The World’s Largest Lesson– produced by Project Everyone in partnership with Unicef to help schools address three major challenges:
    • End extreme poverty
    • Fight inequality and injustice
    • Tackle climate change

    Each blog will aim to provide ways for teachers to reflect on these big issues through their own contexts, subject areas and from a London perspective.

    Thanks to the teams at City Hall and Project Everyone for providing these great resources. Some of my blog has been adapted from their websites.

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