Where's the Impact? An eco footprinting activityLP0073
- What are the impacts of the things we buy?
- Where is the energy used?
- What are the impacts on other people and the environment?
Chocolate harvested in West Africa…Bauxite mined in Australia…Aluminium smelted in Iceland…Plastic toy made in China… Shipped, flown and driven to your supermarket.
There are literally thousands of processes involved in the production of any given product.
This innovative, interactive teaching resource explores what the Eco-footprint of a product is, and helps to explain the many and varied impacts of any product.
Pupils use a set of cards to tell the story of a product from beginning to end. This flexible resource can support learning from KS2 to A-Level in subjects such as design and technology, geography, science and even politics and ethics.
Where’s the Impact? is usually conducted as a group activity where the class is divided into groups of about 3-6 people. Each pack contains enough cards for maximum eight groups.
Information for Teachers:
The Where's the Impact? activity will help build pupil's understanding of production processes associated with familiar and everyday products. It will also help to develop their awareness and critical thinking around issues such as environmental sustainability, energy, global resource depletion, poverty and inequality, pollution, trade and globalisation (amongst many others).
Pupils use the Where's the Impact? set of stimulating cards, which are printed in Welsh and English, to tell the story of a product from beginning to end. The cards have easy to understand graphics and text to describe individual processes such as farming, oil refining, various types of transportation, mining and fabricating, making them suitable for a wide range of levels and abilities.
This resource contains:
- activity cards for up to eight groups of 3 - 6 pupils
- an introduction to what the Ecological Footprint is
- notes on how to run the Where's the Impact? activity
The cards are printed in both Welsh and English.