Low carbon travel lesson plan 7-11s

Explore the concept of low carbon transport in this lesson plan, and discover new ways to reduce your carbon footprint. What’s the best way to get around if you want to reduce emissions?

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  • Age groups: 7-11s
  • Subjects: Science, Environment & society
  • Topics: Transport

Curriculum links




Human and physical geography

Pupils should be able to describe and understand key aspects of:

  • human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water



Pupils should be taught to understand computer networks including the internet - how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration

Art and Design


Pupils should be taught:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas


Health Education:

Social health (Level C/D)

Personal and Social Development

  • Personal Development - Statement - Self Esteem
  • Social Development - Statement - Inter-Personal Relationships; Independence and Interdependence

Expressive Arts

Art and Design:

  • Using Materials, Techniques, Skills and Media (Level C/D)
  • Expressing Feelings, Ideas, Thoughts and Solutions - Creating and designing (Level C/D)

Environmental Studies

Social subjects:

People and place: Knowledge and Understanding: Human-physical interactions (Level D)

Geography: People and place: Knowledge and Understanding: The human environment (Level D)



3.1-3.4, 3.8, 3.11-3.11 (Scientific inquiry)


2.1-2.3 (Making)

Information Technology

1.1-1.4 (Communicating and handling information)


3.1-3.3 (Theme)

Personal and Social Education: Environmental Aspect

  • know how the environment can be affected by human activity
  • understand how conflict can arise from different views about environmental issues

Northern Ireland

Learning for Life and Work

Personal Development: how to sustain their health, growth and well being and coping safely and efficiently with their environment

The Arts

Art and Design:

  • investigate and respond to direct sensory experience, memory, imagination, reference materials and resources
  • use a range of materials, tools and processes to realise their ideas and intentions to include: drawing and painting, three-dimensional construction

The World Around Us


  • Some of the ways people affect/conserve the environment both locally and globally
  • The consequences of change through investigating global issues

Learning for Life and Work

Personal Development:

  • Playing an active and meaningful part in the life of the community and be concerned about the wider environment

Language and Literacy


  • Using ICT to create, organise, refine and present ideas combining text, sound or graphics, for example, create an electronic presentation