Event details

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Free event for on Monday 14th - Friday 18th March

British Science Week 2022 – ‘Growth’

KS3 Forest Visit

We are inviting classes of KS3 students to High Lodge to take on the role of a Forest Research scientist for the day.

Students will recap the theory of photosynthesis and the carbon cycle before learning about the impact of climate change on our forests from experts.

They will then head out into the field and take baseline measurements of an area of the forest, replicating the work of our scientists who would then take repeat measurements to record the effects of our changing climate.

There will be the opportunity to look at real data from our scientists and for students to discuss how they would spend a given budget to prioritise various investigations looking at the impact of climate change.

These sessions are free of charge and can be booked as half day or a full day. 

Curriculum Links:

  • Biology

Material cycles and energy - photosynthesis:

- the reactants in, and products of, photosynthesis, and a word summary for photosynthesis

- the dependence of almost all life on Earth on the ability of photosynthetic organisms, such as plants and algae, to use sunlight in photosynthesis to build organic molecules that are an essential energy store and to maintain levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

  • Chemistry

- The Carbon Cycle

  • Geography

- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes

- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length

- understand how human and physical processes interact to influence, and change landscapes, environments and the climate; and how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems

  • Spoken English

- giving short speeches and presentations, expressing their own ideas and keeping to the point

- participating in formal debates and structured discussions, summarising and/or building on what has been said