Activity 3.2
Moving carbon

This is a running game demonstrating the different impacts on climate change, as a consequence of different choices people make in managing the forest resource.

It is quite complicated to set up, and requires learners to concentrate on what is happening!

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learners will have/be able to:

  • Explain the process of respiration common to plants and animals, and photosynthesis
  • Describe the splitting of carbon dioxide into its component parts – carbon atoms and oxygen molecules
  • Explain the term carbon neutral and carbon lean and give examples
  • Assess risk and take informed decisions
  • Explain why deforestation is more harmful for climate change than sustainable management and reforesting
  • Contributed to working/learning as a team and/or as an individual

YOU WILL NEED

  • A flat outdoor space
    In woodland/school grounds
  • 5 willow/birch baskets/cardboard boxes
    Represent a tree
  • Carbon atom cards
    Large white laminated card circles/squares with 2 self-adhesive strips of Velcro hoops – 80
  • Oxygen atom cards
    Small blue laminated card circles/squares with one self-adhesive strip of Velcro hooks – 80
  • Carbon dioxide emitters
    Laminated cards – factory (6), transport (2), homes (2), farming (2)

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