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Make a bicycle out of things you can find around the house.
Using the items you have collected, shape them into the design of bicycles.
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Too easy? Research iconic bicycles through history such as the Penny Farthing, Boneshaker and the Velocipede.
Find out what they looked like; what they were made of; who invented them and what year they were first made.
See if you can recreate these historic bikes at home using floor art.
Today, we'll investigate what activity makes your heart beat the fastest.
What you'll need
About the heart
Your heart is a very strong muscle. It pumps blood containing oxygen around your body, to every part of you.
It’s super important that we all keep our hearts healthy. This can be done by doing activities that make our heartbeat faster.
How to measure your heartbeat?
Your heartbeat is also known as your pulse. You can feel your pulse by placing two fingers on the left side of your neck.
To measure how many times your heart beats in one minute. Sit down quietly.
Use a timer to count how many beats you feel in 15 seconds. Multiply this by 4. E.g: 19 beats in 15 seconds x 4 = 76.
This will give you how many heartbeats you have in a minute while you are resting, also known as your resting heartbeat.
Here are a few to get you started:
|Sitting quietly||(This will be your resting heartbeat)|
|Jumping for one minute|
|Skipping for one minute|
|Running on the spot for one minute|
|Scooting for one minute|
|Cycling for one minute|
|Handstand for one minute|
What other activities can you think of to get your heart racing? Make your own list and measure your heartbeat against each activity.
Get other people in your house involved
Why don't you get other members of your household involved and measure their heartbeat?
Who has the fastest heartbeat? Who has the slowest?
Can you find out more fun facts about hearts?
What animal has the fastest heartbeat? How many hearts does an octopus have?
Take our climate change quiz. See how many you can answer.
What you'll need
Round 1: True or false
Write down true or false in answer to the following questions.
Round 2: Anagrams
Rearrange the letters to form a climate-change-related word or phrase.
Bonus maths question
A primary school child switches to cycling or walking to school every day for a whole school year, instead of going by car.
How much carbon dioxide will they save from entering the atmosphere during the school year?
Use the following data and advice:
Write down your answer.
The average secondary school journey to school is 3.4 miles. What is the carbon dioxide savings for a secondary school child?
Looking for another challenge? Find out the exact distance in miles from your house to the school gate. Can you calculate your carbon dioxide savings?
Create a gratitude tree. A fun, creative and pretty way of acknowledging the goods things in your daily life.
Did you know that expressing gratitude can improve your wellbeing as well as improve relationships with others?
Cut out colourful leaves and write something you are grateful for on each one.
Expressing gratitude is a small act that can make a BIG impact on your mood and perspective.
With gratitude, we acknowledge the goodness in our lives.
This activity results in a pretty reminder of the things that bring us joy in our daily lives. There is no age limit on finding creative ways to cultivate our gratitude.
Let's get drawing.
Behold, your Gratitude Tree! Why not take it in turns to read out what you've written on your leaves?
Make your way around the Bicycle Board Game
We hope you enjoy our Bicycle Board Game. Why not create and add some of your own Disaster and Smart card ideas?
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True or false
Calculation: [length of journey in miles] x [party balloons of carbon dioxide released per mile] x [days in a school year] x [number of journeys per day]
So a primary school child with a 1.6 mile journey to school, travelling in a car which releases 27 balloons of carbon dioxide per mile, for 190 days of the school year, twice a day (to and from school): 1.6 x 27 x 190 x 2 = 16,416
Which means that the primary school child would save 16,416 party balloons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere by switching from the car to cycling or walking to school, as these forms of travel do not emit greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. For context, this is similar to the number of balloons seen lifting the house in the movie Up!
A secondary school child would save 34,884 party balloons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere by switching to cycling or walking (3.4 x 27 x 190 x 2 = 34,884).
Your journey to school by bike or on foot would save: [Length of your journey in miles] x 27 x 190 x 2 = ???