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Planet Under Pressure

BBC News Online explores our planet's most pressing environmental issues. The site takes a look at six areas where a crisis could be brewing: food, water, energy, climate change, biodiversity and pollution.

Teachers, Pupils
14-18 year olds
Eco - Schools

Are you interested in your school becoming an Eco-School? Find out how to register and how joining the programme can reduce the environmental impact of the school on your community. Awards available.

7-16 year olds
Sustainable Learning

A fantastic site which aims at connecting teachers with free learning resources and expert knowledge to inspire children about sustainability. Includes super videos and lesson plans.

5-11 year olds
Roots & Shoots Mission Possible

The Roots & Shoots programme is about making positive change happen for our communities, for animals and for the environment. Register to access the free teacher's resources, available for use by schools in the UK.

7-14 year olds
Educational Resources on Hidden Plastics

An engaging lesson plan and set of educational resources on hidden plastics and how to protect the environment against them.

11-16 year olds
Going, Going, Gone?

A super site which how species are becoming extinct faster than ever. It looks at particular endangered animals and the causes that threaten them.

9-14 year olds
Essex Wildlife Trust

On this YouTube channel there are some fabulous informative videos about wildlife with lots of activities you can try at home.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents
5-11 year olds
BioEthics Education Project

Find information on a wide range of bioethical issues such as gm crops, climate change, genetic technology, pollution, biodiversity, farming and cloning. There is an online discussion area and teaching resources matched to A Level syllabi.

Teachers, Pupils
16-18 year olds
Practical Action

Excellent geography teaching resources from Practical Action who use technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. There are videos, case studies, photos and more.

11-16 year olds
We Depend on Plastic. Now We’re Drowning in It

This story is part of Planet or Plastic? National Geographic Magazine's multiyear effort to raise awareness about the crisis of global plastic waste. Find out how you can reduce your own single-use plastics, and take your pledge.

10-18 year olds
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