“Science in Schools” is a programme in which researchers and scientists deliver workshops in English to French school children. After a successful application to the project, run by the British Council, months of planning ensued. Anticipating a journey across the English Channel, to Toulouse or maybe Boulogne, we were rather startled by the invitation we received to hop over the Atlantic to Martinique.
We developed a three hour long workshop to teach students about some of the problems facing the world as a result of climate change, as well as some ways to address them. Our workshop started with a brief outline of the effect carbon dioxide has on the global climate as well as the differences between the emissions in different countries. This was followed by four activities: pin the carbon footprint on the country, the trade game, energy efficiency top trumps and a quiz.
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