Classroom Resources for the UN Climate Change Conference

You’ve probably heard a lot about the UN Climate Change Conference—known as the COP26 Summit. Leaders from around the globe have come together in Glasgow, Scotland, between October 31 and November 12 to accelerate action toward the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

If you would like to learn more about the conference and get your school involved, click here.

We have also put together some classroom resources for you and your students.

1. The Problem with Cow Farts

Did you know that cow farts contribute to climate change? Today, why not learn about the environmental impact of cattle farming.

2. Fracking

There are a variety of different energy sources, some of which are controversial. Why not watch this video about fracking, a process of using high-pressure fluid to fracture underground rock to release natural gas, and explore both sides of the debate with your students.

3. Can Shrimp Shells Replace Plastic Bags?

It’s important to try to reduce how much plastic we are using! Did you know that plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to decompose? A team of researchers has come up with an innovative solution: shrimp shells!

4. Vanishing Glaciers

Climate change is having a dramatic effect on glaciers as the Earth’s temperature is rising. This week, why not learn about the Glacier National Park and see what we can do to protect glaciers?

5. Eco-cities: Food Waste

Did you know that across the world, around one-third of all food produced is wasted? Learn how some cities are finding ways to reduce food waste and turn it into a valuable resource!

6. Eco-cities: Transportation

In most urban areas, traffic congestion is one of the biggest causes of air pollution. But recently, some cities have been tackling this problem by introducing new electric and driverless cars!

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