Introduction
 

Strand: environmental awareness and care - part 1

This strand encapsulates many of the attitudinal aims of the science and geography curricula. It seeks to emphasise that children’s experience of science should:

  • Lead to an informed appreciation of the environments they encounter
  • Develop an awareness of the interdependence of the living and non-living elements of environments
  • Develop an understanding and an appreciation of the positive contribution of science and technology to society
  • Encourage positive environmental action and a commitment to sustainable life-styles and instill in them a sense of personal and community responsibility as custodians of the Earth