Teaching overview

Learning points

  • The Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, contains seeds from more than 5000 plant species. It is designed to keep the seeds safe from natural or man-made disasters.
  • Students from around the world have taken part in a competition to design, build and drive an eco-friendly car that runs on as little fuel as possible.
  • A rescued sea turtle called Big Don has been released back into the wild, highlighting one way that conservationists help to protect wildlife from human activities such as fishing.

Curriculum keywords

  • Environment
  • Energy
  • Animals

Spark a discussion

  • Why do we need a safe, secure place to store seeds?
  • Why is it better for a car to use less fuel?
  • How do human activities affect sea turtles like Big Don, and what can conservationists do to help?

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