A resource with activities in Chemistry, Physics and Biology that links to sustainability; it uses the Model Village as a microcosm where students can explore ideas and make hypothetical decisions.
All tasks within this resource are designed to appeal to students at key stage 4 working at lower or higher abilities.
This section of the resource relates to the ‘Chemical and Allied Industries’ part of the Science National Curriculum, focusing on building materials sourced from crude oil and limestone. The task links to using The Model Village to identify different building materials, their uses and possible alternatives to ensure a sustainable environment.
This section of the resource relates to the ‘Energy’ part of the Science National Curriculum, focusing on renewable energy sources. The task links to using The Model Village to plan for appropriate sites for renewable energy to provide a sustainable energy supply for the Isle of Wight.
This final part of the resource relates to the ‘Ecosystems’ part of the Science National Curriculum, focusing on sustainable activities. The task links to using The Model Village to identify suitable sites for various sustainable activities.
Ideally, teachers will have introduced students to the fractions of crude oil and limestone products, sustainability and conservation, and various forms of renewable energy before their visit.
- make decisions based on available information
- relate different building materials to their appropriate uses
- identify building materials that have been produced from fractional distillation of crude oil and those that are products of limestone
- relate the use of building materials to the need for sustainability
- list the advantages and disadvantages of limestone quarrying
- relate appropriate sites on the Isle of Wight to the advantages and disadvantages of various renewable energy sources
- relate different sustainable activities to their appropriate site
- relate the use of various activities to the need to develop a sustainable environment
- be able to list the advantages and disadvantages of developing a sustainable environment.