Activity: Connections between nature and the built environment

In this activity, students play a game to make connections between the natural world and the built environment and explore the effects of urbanisation on the environment.

  • Key Stage: KS3
  • Time required: Preparation time: 10 minutes. Playing time: 20 minutes plus class discussion

About this resource

  • Resource type: classroom activity, game
  • Theme: Urban Habitats

Learning outcomes

  • understand that humans are part of the natural world and depend on Earth’s different resources
  • appreciate that human activities can significantly alter the natural environment, but impacts can be positive as well as negative
  • feel motivated to evaluate human impacts in cities and consider solutions
  • Curriculum links

Materials required

  • Nature and the built environment cards
  • ball of yarn

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