This inclusive environmental ILS was designed implementing the Open Schooling approach.In this activity, students become Climate Change activists and are invited to help their community reduce its Carbon Dioxide emissions and their ecological footprint. Students are challenged to think and propose ways for their community to reduce energy consumption and consider changing their living style towards a more sustainable one.

Learning Objectives:

After this activity, students should be able to:

  • Understand the role of Greenhouse gases in shaping the planet's climate
  • Understand the impact of human-produced greenhouse gases
  • Raise awareness around human-produced greenhouse gases and offer solution to citizens to reduce their own emissions.

This activity may be used as a standalone project. At the same time, if a teacher would like to design a holistic engaging student’s enterprise “Greenhouse gases” (for secondary education schools) a set of three lessons could be used as a starting point.

Before the present activity students can engage in one or two others that could be considered preparatory. The students can start with diving in science behind the greenhouse gases and the Greenhouse effect (Friends or foes?). Then they may engage in an activity that focuses on the socioeconomic impact (What's your diet's footprint?). Finally, they can participate in this present open schooling-designed activity during which they can raise awareness about human-produced Greenhouse gases and their impact within their own community (Reducing Human Emissions).

The ILS design is following the principles of the universal design for learning (UDL) for inclusive learning.

Reviewers:  Maria Luísa Almeida and Rosa Doran

This activity was developed in the framework of the InSTEAM project.

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