29. Replace car school journeys with …?!

By Martin Crabbe | April 03 2019

29. Replace car school journeys with …?!

Blog Category: Campaign updateBlog Tags: Education and Jobs & Skills

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    #Love London. Love the World  

    Climate Action 29: Replace car school journeys with …?! (Global Goal 13: Climate Action)

    Target audience:  Key Stage 3 Physics

    1. London’s driving forces

    London is ever expanding and with many people having to travel to school, to work or just to visit any of London’s visitor attractions it is important that London can keep on the move. London is connected with its expansive road, rail and London Underground tube network that transports millions of people each day. This unit looks at how forces and energy, big ideas in physics, play a major role in London’s transport network.

    Students will use modern information systems to measure average speeds for journeys around the capital. They will investigate forces acting on vehicles and the energy used to make vehicles move, with a focus on how energy efficiency is a vital issue in large conurbations like London. Finally students will explore the factors involved in safely travelling in London. Opportunities are suggested for students to collect data on a local level as well as taking their investigations further at key London institutions such as the Science Museum and the Crystal.

    Click here to see the resource London’s driving forces

    With special mention to Museum of London and the UCL (Institute of Education).

    1. What climate action can you take?

    In section 1 you considered the future of transport in London but there are things you can do now. For example, here are three great resources for schools to get involved with:

    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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