Workbook from Malta

LET US STOP

GLOBAL WARMING TOGETHER!

Workbook eliciting an

awareness of

Global Warming

Aimed at 8-10 year olds

Prepared by

Alexia Attard

&

Mariah Mifsud Bonnici

Maltese participants in

Climate Changes As Fast As Fashion

Youth Exchange

Platre , Limassol, Cyprus August 2014

Greenhouse gases keep heat close to the earth’s surface making it livable for humans and animals. However, global warming is happening largely due to an over-remittance of these gases and fossil fuels (natural oil, gasoline, coal).

Consequences of global warming include drought, severe hurricanes, massive fires and melting of the polar caps.

 

These are some facts one should know about global warming:

There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years.

Since 1870, global sea levels have risen by about 20 cm.

Global warming puts coral reefs in danger as warmer water increases the possibility of coral diseases and the rising sea levels makes it more difficult for coral to receive adequate sunlight.

 

These are some ideas which will help decrease global warming:

1. Only use energy saving bulbs/LEDs.

2. Turn the Television off rather than leave it on stand by.

3. Boil only the right amount of water you need.

4. Leaving a room? Lights off!

5. Dry your clothes outside.

6. Walk or cycle rather than use a car or bus.

7.Take a shower instead of taking a bath.

Activity 1: To which bin do these objects belong?

Recycling is important because when we recycle we do not start from raw materials and therefore less CO2 is emitted in producing the new object. Hence Global Warming is reduced.

Activity 2:

 When you leave electronics like video games , television , radio on when you’re not using them , they use up extra energy . Connect the dots to see what else uses energy when left on. http://www.kidsenergyzone.com/

Activity 3: Find the words below to complete these sentences:

To reduce _________ __________ make sure you close the _________ quickly after use. Also _______ the rubber sealing _________ and check that it seals _________.

Adapted from http://www.kidsenergyzone.com/

www.kidsenergyzone.com/

Yoy can download the whole workbook who was prepared from participants from Maltese Team here: workbook.pdf (1152518)