COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS. EACH OPTION IS WORTH THE SAME NUMBER OF POINTS. YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO SUBMIT WORK AND GET POINTS FOR ONE OPTION.
OPTION 1: Explore the growth process of plants in your classroom
Students will learn about carbon offsetting and photosynthesis, plant their own seed and monitor their seed’s growth.
OPTION 2: Create a school or community garden
Students will create a garden, monitor its progress and reflect on the benefits of having a garden in their school or community.
By the end of this activity, students:
- will understand the concepts of photosynthesis, carbon footprints and carbon offsets
- will understand the role of photosynthesis in plants and the environmental benefits plants provide
- will have discussed the benefits of carbon offsetting
Check out this innovative new way to have a garden in the middle of s city! Growing Undergound is doing just that underneath London, England.
Purchasing Carbon Offsets, The David Suzuki Foundation
How does a Seed Become a plant video
University of Alberta animation of photosynthesis
How Stuff Works: Photosynthesis
How can we make crops survive without water (Ted Talk video)