Exploring environmental issues


Helping children to become aware of local or national environmental issues will involve them in:

  • Visiting (where possible) the area affected by the issue
  • Using secondary sources, such as posters, photographs, newspapers, videos and environmental cartoons, to become aware of the issue
  • Obtaining evidence about the issue or problem through interviews
  • Simulating (where possible) tests to observe the effects of the problem, for example observing the effects of water pollution on plants, testing the effects of deforestation on soil, smearing leaves with Vaseline to observe the effects of air pollution
  • Interviewing people involved in the issue to assess their differing viewpoints