Week 2: Goal 15 - Life on Land

Activity 1: The Importance of Biodiversity
Watch the video where Laura, our Ecologist, talks about the importance of biodiversity and why Goal 15: Life on Land matters.
A suggestion of how to use this video:
  1. Play video. When prompted, pause the video for the activity.
  2. Learners note down as many living things they saw on a recent journey to school or elsewhere.
  3. You can download our activity sheet to record your learners’ answers.
  4. Share your aswers with us on twitter @ourdynamicearth
Activity 2: Sustainability compass
Complete a Sustainability Compass for farming in either a tropical or temperate zone environment.
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Image by Alex Larusso
Food Webs
Image by Scott Osborn
Lichen
Image by Ranjith Alingal
Pollinators
Image by Alexander Schimmeck
Risk Assessments
Activity 3: Ecosystems
The food web activity will highlight the links between flora and fauna, and living and non-living parts of an ecosystem.

We have also provided an outdoor survey sheet for you to download. Take your class outdoors to complete the surveys themselves. There are two to choose from: lichens or pollinators

Before undertaking outdoor activities have a look at these risk assessments for outdoor learning. You could get your class involved in assessing the risks themselves.
Activity 4: Why it Matters
Click the image to the right to download the UN's resource on why Life on Land matters.

Read through it and discuss with your class.

 
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