This is an activity to raise learners’ awareness of life and society today and in different times, at home and abroad. Throughout they will find how wood has been a constant and valuable resource.
Certain woods are better for some things than others – the trick is to know which. Eventually everything wears out and will be discarded – what happens to wood, and what consequence does that have for climate change, and the carbon cycle?
Learners will have/be able to:
- Describe a time and/or place where wood was/is the main raw material used, and explain why wood/timber is such a valued natural resource
- Describe a number of British native trees and their properties and/or products these species have been/are being used to make
- Explain terms associated with recycling and renewable resources – such as sustainable, renewable, biodegradable, carbon sink – and be able to explain where there are carbon dioxide emissions within the growth – product – decay process.
- Contribute to both group and individual tasks effectively, and help the group make progress.
- Assess and evaluate their own work and that of others, and provide thoughtful, positive feedback on how to improve others’ posters.
YOU WILL NEED
- Outdoor and indoor spaces
Outdoors in a woodland/school grounds, with a log circle, and indoors – for internet research
- Selection of everyday wooden objects
In a woven basket–IKEA type grass/twig basket or locally made willow/birch basket
- Forestry Commission Tree Trumps cards
1 pack per group – otherwise, have a look at www.cte.napier.ac.uk
- Large sheets of flipchart paper & coloured pens