Our Cool School – Our Environment: Classroom Activities Grades 5 and 6

This stuff is all about our environment. It’s about the important roles of plants, animals, insects, oceans and our climate. We investigate how we need a healthy environment for healthy human lives. It’s about how we impact our environment in our daily lives and how we create our future every day.

This is important stuff to understand. A few years ago who knew? Well a few scientists and environmentalists were onto it but we didn’t pay much attention. Maybe it was all the beards, long hair, white coats and complicated language? Today, with just about every living system in decline we face a challenge to protect our environment. We must actively stop ourselves from destroying our very own life support system.

Our Cool School is all about engagement, understanding and bringing us all together on the challenge we face. It’s important to understand what our environment is and what we risk with ‘business as usual.’ Some may think that we are just fine, but, like a credit card after Christmas, there will come a time when we need to pay up. Unfortunately for us nature doesn’t negotiate, debate or accept part payment she simply responds.

Forget about ‘Save the Planet’ or ‘Save the Earth’. The planet will be fine: it’s humanity that is in trouble. Think about it as saving our economy, our jobs, our families, our friends and our future. Think about saving yourself. If it sounds a little dramatic, that’s because it is. We need to lift.

We can continue to destroy or we can learn to change. The choice is ours.

Our Cool School provides resources for teachers on ‘Water’ for grades 1-10.

Students: Click here to read more article on ‘Our Environment’ for grades 5 & 6.

Teachers: Click here to download activities, worksheets, presentations and resources on Our Environment for Grades 5 and 6.

By lynn@coolaustralia.org| 2017-11-06T17:27:10+00:00 May 1st, 2013|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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