We are delighted to have worked with the Young People’s Trust for the Environment to develop a four lesson scheme of work looking at heatwaves.
This package of lesson plans consists of 4 lessons:
- Lesson 1: What are heatwaves?
- Lesson 2: Why are heatwaves dangerous?
- Lesson 3: How can schools prepare for a heatwave?
- Lesson 4: What is your school like during a heatwave and how could it be improved?
By the end, students should be able to show which places in the school are most affected by extreme heat, understand what measures could be put in place to reduce the impact of extreme heat and be able to present their learning and research.
The lessons have been designed to support learners in Key Stage 2 (or equivalent) with understanding more about heatwaves, the reasons why we are likely to face more of them in the future and some steps that schools can take to protect young people during these events. The lessons can be adapted to suit other age groups by modifying the information given in the linked notes.