Growing Schools

Introduction

To help you discover more about the world of renewable materials the website features a range of activities. Most of these involve student participation, and can be worked on individually, in groups or by a whole class using an interactive whiteboard. Recognising Renewables is the best place to start.

Are your denim jeans renewable or not? What about the window frames in your house, or the fuel that heats your school? Test your knowledge and learn more about renewable materials in everyday products with these three games.

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Explore the way our use of materials has changed in the last 100 years, and how it might change in the future. Discover how our choices can be affected by environmental issues as well as by price and style, and find out how renewable materials can play a role in creating a more sustainable future.

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Renewable materials are moving fast, and impacting on most areas of our lives. This selection of video clips offers a taste of the career opportunities available in the renewable world.

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Every time you go shopping you have a choice of products. In this game you are asked to rank the features that might influence your decision of what to buy. Do you go for the cheapest or is style more important? Do you care more about brand names or saving the planet? Make up your own mind, then see if others agree.

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In this activity you will be asked whether you agree or disagree with a statement about renewables. Only the total vote is displayed — individual decisions are private. Next you will investigate the statements by research and discussion, then vote again to see if your opinions change when you know more about the subject.

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