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KS3/4 Science: Reasons to be Cheerful (1/6)

26 February @ 11:10 am - 12:00 pm GMT



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From Covid to Climate Change, Pollution to Pesticides it can sometimes seem the only news is bad news. Many families are worrying about the cumulative impact of this on their mental health. Surely there is some good news… somewhere…?

In this KS3/4 Topic students will learn about some POSITIVE news from around the world. Lessons will not follow the National Curriculum or Exam board specifications but are likely to contain many relevant themes, especially from the sciences.

In order to make these lessons as affordable as possible, for as wide an audience as possible, they are being offered on a webinar basis at just £5 each. Student cameras and mics will be disabled, interaction will be facilitated through the Zoom chat function, polls and quizzes. 

If you have questions about this Topic or any other, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Prior Learning: Given the nature of the lessons no specialist prior learning is required, they should suit students aged approximately 10-16 years of age.


Lesson 1 (Fri 26 Feb): Rewilding – welcoming back beavers, bison and… bears?!

Lesson 2 (Fri 5 Mar): Reforestation – The Sahara Forest, Northern Forest (UK) and others

Lesson 3 (Fri 12 Mar): Changing diets – lab grown meat, synthetic foods

Lesson 4 (Fri 19 Mar): Recharge and renew – hi tech vs fossil fuels

Lesson 5 (Fri 26 Mar): Conservation – saving rare species around the world

Lesson 6 (Fri 2 Apr): Medical advances – amazing developments in medicine


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Your Tutor

Andy Milson BSc, PGCE

Andy is a qualified and experienced science teacher who has worked as both a secondary school teacher and a private tutor since 2009. Andy’s love of science started as a child when he used to create fact files about plants and animals. Andy is interested in all types of science from Astronomy to Zoology and likes to help his students link their learning to everyday life. Andy is a co-founder of Tutor Led Learning.

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It’s important to be nice…

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26 February
11:10 am - 12:00 pm GMT
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Suggested age group
KS3/KS4: 10-16
Lesson dates
Dates as above.