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World Origami Day

//19/10/30
Use this video from Great Big Story to introduce your learners to how origami is being used in science (World Origami Day is on 11 November).  Inventor, Manu Prakash, designed this cheap but effective microscope to make it possible for people anywhere to look at tiny things, a task which helps to understand bigger problems.  It’s called a Foldscope, is portable, light and more than 500,000 are being used around the world.  Can your learners think of other ways origami can be used in Science? (Image taken from a video by Great Big Story on the YouTube website)

World animal day

//20/09/29
Use the activities and ideas on the World Animal Day website to celebrate World Animal Day (4 October) with your learners. The ideas are for learners of all ages and focus on raising their awareness of the importance of animals in the world, of their needs and of how looking after them well can benefit us all. Which activities will best suit your learners? (Image taken from the worldanimalday.org.uk website)

Animal community lessons

//20/09/29
Use these lesson plans from rootsandshoots.org to do animal community projects focusing on animal shelters with your learners and help them celebrate World Animal Day (4 October). The site (created by the scientist Jane Goodall) promotes empowering young people to build a better future in their communities.  On pages 3 and 4 there are plans for lower primary, primary and secondary learners. How much will they learn about animals in their community and animal shelters? (Image taken from rootsandshoots.org website)
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