Climate Change

Headteachers in a bind as pupils prepare to go on UK climate strike | Environment

School leaders are having to wrestle with their consciences over pupils joining the nationwide climate strike to be held on Friday afternoon, caught between their duties as teachers and instincts as educators. Thousands of the more than 8 million school pupils in the UK are expected to walk out of lessons to show their concern about the threat of escalating climate change. Layla Moran, the Liberal Democrat education spokeswoman and a former science teacher, said she will be joining a…

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Pupils’ climate change strike threat poses dilemma for heads | Education

Headteachers across the country will this week be faced with a tricky dilemma: should they allow their pupils to go on strike? Thousands of schoolchildren are expected to absent themselves from school on Friday to take part in a series of coordinated protests drawing attention to climate change. At a time when politicians fret that young people are failing to engage with the political process, a headteacher’s decision to take a hard line against the strikers could be counter-productive. But…

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In support of the recent International Day for the… – Education Article

In support of the recent International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, we share the learning of Jodie Harnden (Sunridge Middle School – Pendleton, OR) who joined an atmospheric aerosol research project with scientists at NASA Langley to develop a similar student project modeling how authentic science is conducted to collect and analyze data useful to the community. In emergency medical practices the airway, or being able to breathe, is the first priority, making air pollution a major threat…

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Teaching about Climate Change in Middle School – Education Article

By Angela Duke In the days of selfies and social media mania, it is often a difficult job getting middle schoolers to look up instead of down. When I first introduced the topic of climate change to my students, the reactions were mixed. But, most importantly, several heads looked up. Climate change in the classroom has gained great momentum and for good reason. What more real of a problem can there be than the state of our planet? And what…

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