Monday 28 March 2022

Tribute to Chris King

A tribute to Chris King was read by his friend and colleague, Peter Kennett, at a Thanksgiving Service in St. Thomas' Church, Wells on Saturday 26th March



Monday 21 March 2022

Energy from waves

Today's new ELI continues our series of 'net zero' emissions activities - 'Harnessing the power of waves; investigating the development of wave power.'

Wave power can be produced by the up and down motion of floating devices placed on the surface of the ocean. This activity is an investigation into the use of wave power to generate electricity; much research is taking place about this at the moment.

The complete series of ELI 'net zero' emissions can be viewed here.

Monday 14 March 2022

Water cycle game for young children

Teaching the water cycle? This morning we have another game for you to try but this time for young children - 'Watery world game; climb through the watery world but watch out for snakes!'

The game can be played in any science or geography lesson and has cross curricular links with literacy and numeracy. It is also a useful water cycle introduction or revision exercise.

Other related activities can be found here.

Monday 7 March 2022

Fishing game - beware of overfishing

The new ELI today is 'The fishing game : beware of overfishing; a game showing how fish stocks should be managed sustainably'.

A game to be played in pairs or groups to find the group who can manage their fish stocks sustainably. ‘There are plenty more fish in the sea’ is a commonly-used phrase, but is it still true today? Many studies have shown that, when there is over-fishing, the stocks of fish can ‘crash’, which is not only a problem for the fish, but also for the men and women who fish for them. However, when fishing is managed sustainably it can continue in the long term.

Many more activities relating to our environment can be found here.