Dust Bowl Project: Animal Factors Carrying on from our investigations into how Dust Bowl conditions bring detrimental change to affected environments, the agents spent time looking at the consequences of such a change to Kent’s interdependent ecosystem. Our aim was to demonstrate that the first signs of change to an environment can easily go unnoticed […]
I can’t begin to write this posting without first offering a huge Thank-You to everyone at Roots & Shoots for our Gold Award. It helps that we are family based and that the agents who are able bodied do not appear to perceive other agents’ difficulties as a barrier to certain experiences. I think one […]
This activity is about looking at what sort of animals live in dry, dusty environments, and what special adaptations or features they have that allow them to do so. The main things that students should take away from this activity are the differences between these animals and the ones that are native to their own local environments.
The average person in the UK uses a massive 153 litres of water per day. A lot of this goes on washing and flushing toilets, and a lot is wasted through dripping taps, overfilled kettles and inefficient appliances. This activity helps students discover where water is used in the home and what they can do to reduce the amount that is used.
The period of American history known as the Dustbowl took place during the 1930s. Exhaustive farming techniques with little or no crop rotation took its toll on the condition of soil in the American and Canadian prairie lands, in particular destroying the vast grasslands. When a period of severe drought occurred, the dry and exposed […]
This document sets out eleven extra activity ideas that you could use that are linked in to the Dustbowl mission. Over time, we will be developing these ideas in to full activity sheets, but in the meantime we thought we would share them with you so you can use them straight away! Download Dustbowl […]
Phenology is the study of Spring. In particular, it’s the recording and study of the first appearance of birds, animals, insects and plants in the spring. When things appear is affected by the climate, and so by studying if/how the first appearances have changed over time, we can see if current climate change is having […]
The Dustbowl Teacher’s Notes gives full background on how Roots & Shoots: Mission Possible works, what has happened to make the future Dustbowl happen, and how best to use the activities. Download the Dustbowl Teacher’s Notes »
The mission briefing comic shows you the future as it might turn out without your help! Find out what happens when Chrono-Bot R00T5 travels to a strange and dusty desert world…