OVERVIEW OF PROJECT The vast majority of us are aware that our environment is reaching a crisis point. A crisis point that society is desperately trying to pull back from as humanity continues to belch out toxic carbon emissions (CO 2 gasses) in its continued efforts to provide the type of existence we feel is necessary. Through our project learners must be realize that all of us are responsible for a sustainable environment.
3. Increased use of natural resources Medicinal plants and animals
Impact of climate change globally Scientists have recently discovered that the Earth`s temperature is rising at an alarming rate. In fact, if we see a further 3 degree rise in temperature, we will be at a point of no return.
REASON FOR THIS PROJECT The planting of indigenous trees (plants) and to restore the natural habitat will have an immense positive impact on the positive energy flow and natural climate control on global scale. The importance of biodiversity is to create a balance between the greenhouse gasses and the availability of oxygen in the atmosphere and especially the ozone layer.
FINDING OUT ABOUT ACCOUNTABLE : Gr. 10 Life Sciences Teacher and learners Gr. 10 Life Sciences Teacher and learners Concepts and data 1.Biosphere & biomes 2.Climate & climate change 3.Soil 4.Ecosystem & Energy flow 5.Nutrient cycles 6.Biodiversity 7.Photosynthesis 8.Invasive Alien Plants
LEARNING OUTCOMES Gr. 10 Life Sciences LO 1: Planning/designing an investigation, collecting data & analysing data/information. Making deductions/conclusions LO 2 : Applying acquired Life Sciences knowledge in a new/unfamiliar knowledge in a new/unfamiliar context context LO 3 : Applying Life Sciences knowledge in industry, in everyday life and explore industry, in everyday life and explore career opportunities in Life Science. career opportunities in Life Science.
LEARNERS’ SUPPORT Information Assessment activities Assessment rubrics Websites Guidelines how to create graphs, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
TEACHER’s SUPPORT Lesson Plans PowerPoint presentations to use in lessons Background Information Assessment tools Assessment rubrics and memo’s
INVESTIGATION QUESTION How can we as learners of Diazville High School reduce the carbon footprints in our community through a sustainable program?
HYPOTHESIS We can reduce the carbon footprints by creating a indigenous garden and restore the plant biodiversity in a given area.
CURRICULUM LINKS Geography – Climate change Mathematical Literacy- Graphs, % Languages – Essays, Oral presentations, comprehension Physical Sciences – Physical & chemical properties CAT- Designing of brochures and newsletters
WHAT needs to be done? By WHOM? By WHEN? RESOURCESCOSTS EXCPECTED OUTCOMES S pecific M easurable A chievable R ealistic T ime-bound Action Management Plan:
TIMEFRAMEACTIONTIMEFRAME TARGET GROUP Awareness and gathering of knowledge First school quarter Grade 10 learners, teachers, parents. Partnerships Before and during implementation of plan SanParks, WfW, Correctional Services, Rastafarians Removal of Invasive Alien Plants & preparing soil In 2011 WfW,SANBI,IIMBOVA NE, Local Municipality,Learners, gr 10 teachers Rehabilitation After removal of Invasive Alien Plants WfW, SanParks, Department of Forestry, nursery Indigenous garden After rehabilitation Learners, teachers, community
Phase 4- Monitoring& Evaluation phase Controlling the project. 1.Maintenance 2.Internal factors – development of area, plant growth, etc. 3.External factors – pesticides 4.Expert ‘s opinion
What we learned from this Project 1.Investigation skills. 2.How to restore. 3.Team work. 4.Broadening of general knowledge about invasive alien plants and skills to remove them.. 5.We realized that environmental problems isn’t only the scientist ‘s responsibility, but each of us have the capacity and ability to do so.
CONCLUSION As learners of Diazville Secondary school we can contribute towards a sustainable environment by being responsible, caring and respecting mother earth. We can change the negative connotations of carbon footprints into positive carbon handprints.
Madiba ‘s challenge to the human race: Madiba ‘s challenge to the human race: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens us. We were born to manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some of us it’s in everyone. As we are liberated from our own fear our presence automatically liberates others.”