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Module 2
Earth
schools for a healthy environment
 
March 2008Written by: John Fien, Clayton White, Iris Bergmann, Michelle Griffiths, Meg Parker and Jane SayersAdapted by: Live & Learn Environmental Education MaldivesProofed by: Mausooma Jaleel, Mariyam Shazna, Zameela Ahmed, Elaine Glen, Beverly McAloonand Fathimath ShafeeqaIllustrated by: Naushad Waheed, Shirumeen Ahmed and Zainath ShihabDesign and layout by: Karen YoungPhotography by: Live & Learn Environmental Education and Environment Research Centre,Douglas Henderson and Melissa Baker.© Copyright: UNICEF and Educational Development CentreDisclaimer: This document was prepared by consultants for UNICEF. The findings, interpretations, andconclusions expressed in it do not necessarily represent the views of UNICEF or those of its member governments.UNICEF does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this report and accepts no responsibility for anyconsequences of their use.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This Module was developed with the assistance and support from manyorganizations, teachers, government departments and individuals. The principalauthors of these Modules are John Fien, Clayton White, Iris Bergmann, MichelleGriffiths, Meg Parker and Jane Sayers from the Royal Melbourne Institute ofTechnology. However these have been adapted extensively to the Maldives contextby Fathimath Shafeeqa, Zameela Ahmed, Mariyam Shazna, Elaine Glen, Jady Smith,Christian Nielsen and Mausooma Jaleel from Live & Learn Environmental EducationMaldives. A special mention must be given to Karen Young from Live & Learn whodedicated many hours to the outstanding graphic design of these Modules.Substantial contributions were also provided by Dr. Sheema Saeed, Ahmed Riyaz Jauhary,Fathmath Nahid Shakir, Aminath Ismail, Hidhaya Mohamed Zahir, Gulfishan Shafeeu andAminath Mohamed from Educational Development Centre to review and strengthen theseModules and their linkages to the Environmental Studies curriculum. Ken Maskall, JohanFagerskiold, David Proudfoot, Shadiya Adam and Mohamed Latheef from UNICEF alsoprovided ongoing support and advice on the development of these Modules.Appreciation is also extended to the many individuals and teachers who have volunteeredtheir time to review and test these materials including Abdul Razzak, Nahidha Mohamed,Mariyam Shadhiya, Niuma Mohamed, Badhoora Naseer, Shaheeda Adam and staff fromWaste Management Unit of Environment Research Centre.Finally appreciation is expressed to many individuals who have contributed their photosfor inclusion in these educational Modules, including Douglas Henderson, Gayle Seddon,Reinhard Kikinger, Judith Smeets, Anke Hofmeister and Melissa Baker.Developed for Educational Development Centre, Ministry of Education,Republic of Maldives by:
 
1.0 WEATHER 12
1.1 Tuning In 13Activity 1: What do we Know About 13Weather?Activity 2: How Does Weather Eect us? 141.2 Deciding Directions 15Activity 3: Predicting Weather 15Activity 4: Weather Reports 161.3 Finding Out 17Activity 5: Weather Monitoring Stations 17Activity 6: Observing the Monsoon 18Activity 7: The Weather and my Activities 191.4 Sorting Out 19Activity 8: Relationships Between 19Weather ConditionsActivity 9: Testing Predictions 201.5 Drawing Conclusions 20Activity 10: Weather Predictions and Me 20Activity 11: Weather Poems 21Activity 12: Weather Riddles 211.6 Considering, Planning and Taking Action 22Activity 13: Handmade Weather Stations 22Activity 14: Weather Stories 22Activity 15: Human Eects on the Weather 221.7 Evaluation and Reection 23Activity 16: Lessons Learnt 23
STUDENT RESOURCE SHEETS 24
1.1 The Weather and my Activities 241.2 Weather Monitoring 26
TEACHER INfORmATION SHEET 32
1.1 Weather 321.2 Placemats 361.3 Making a Rain Gauge 381.4 Making a Wind Vane 39
2.0 SAfEGUARDING DRINKING WATER 40
2.1 Tuning In 41Activity 1: Exploring the Globe 41Activity 2: Toss the Globe 41Activity 3: Exploring the Globe: 42Water Demonstration2.2 Deciding Directions 43Activity 4: Everybody Needs Drinking 43Water Always2.3 Finding Out 44Activity 5: Problems with Unsae 44Drinking Water2.4 Sorting Out 45Activity 6: Securing Drinking Water on 45our Islands2.5 Drawing Conclusions 46Activity 7: The Problem Areas 462.6 Considering, Planning and Taking Action 47Activity 8: Planning an Awareness 47Campaign or Other Action2.7 Evaluation and Reection 47Activity 9: Lessons Learnt 48
STUDENT RESOURCE SHEETS 49
2.1 Our Drinking Water Supply 492.2 What Do We Use Drinking Water For 51and How Much?
TEACHER INfORmATION SHEETS 53
2.1 Drinking Water is Essential 532.2 Use o Well Water and Water 55Related Diseases2.3 Questions and Issues or Saeguarding 57Drinking Water
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