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LessonUp and EcologyHigher Education (degree)

This lesson contains 42 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 3 videos.

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Surf to

Insert the code the teacher gives you - add your first name as nickname.

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Planning of the session
  • Welcome and presenting myself
  • Getting to know you
  • What is LessonUp? 
  • How to register to LessonUp
  • Short break
  •  A LessonUp about ecological footprint and food production
  • Short break
  • Break-out rooms: how to create a lesson up (for teachers) <-> discussion about ecology and global warming (for students)

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Slide 5 - Video

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I am a ...

Slide 7 - Quiz

This is you...
Answer with any photo (I prefer a funny one ;-) )

Slide 8 - Open question

What are your hobbies?

Slide 9 - Open question

What is your favorite dish / menu?

Slide 10 - Mind map

What is LessonUp?
I just gave you a preview ...

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  • Is a web-based tool
  • Basic version is free, licenced version €7 / month (differentiate, share with students, reports...)
  • Allows you to make interactive 'PowerPoints'
  • Stimulates interactivity during lessons and online lessons 
  • Gives you a quick overview of the students' answers

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How to start with LessonUp?
Create an account for free ...
Full trial version for 1 month.

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Slide 14 - Video

Create an account
You have 5 minutes to create and complete the account. 
Use: No account yet? Register
And 10 minutes to explore lessonup + quick break.

15 minute break for those who have no interest in an account...

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Have a nice break :-)

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LessonUp about Ecology

- what impact do we have?
- how much energy do we use?
- how to reduce our impact

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Do you know the meaning of Earth Overshoot Day?

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Ecological footprint is
the effect you have on the planet
the population rate
another word for climate change
the use of green energy

Slide 19 - Quiz

On the next slide, you will see the Ecological Footprint Calculator.
Do the calculation (You can guess if you don't know the exact answer).
At the end, press 'Skip to view my results'

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Slide 21 - Link

My personal Earth Overshoot Day is ...

Slide 22 - Open question

G131 Ecological footprint

6 billion people use many natural resources: products from nature that people use in their daily life. (water, food and fuel, and  raw materials).

Our ecological footprint: a number that shows how many global hectares of surface area someone (or a country) uses on average. 

We can only reduce our ecological footprint by adopting sustainable practices.
Sustainability means limiting the use of natural resources so that they can be replaced.  Important for next generations.

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Which is a example of a non-renewable energy source?
solar energy
wind energy
burning biomass
burning petrol/diesel

Slide 24 - Quiz

Food production
  • In the past, most of the food we ate was produced in our own country
  • Today it comes from all over the world
  • In this section you are going to study the effects of globalization on food production.

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What is a typical, local dish in your country?

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the production of food has changed

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In the past in our own region
Farmers in nineteenth century
  • sandy soils 
  • mixed farms  (crops and livestock)
  • food chain  ( around the farm) 
  • self-sufficient
  • Not much external ‘input’.

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Today: globalization
Food production has changed
  • Farms: high yields at minimum cost. 
  • Specialization (crop farming or livestock farming). 
  • Larger farms: economies of scale.
  • Livestock farms buy a lot of feed abroad.
  • Globalization of agriculture in all food products
  • A lot of our food is imported and exported
  • The market is the whole world.

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How much of the agriculture produced in the Netherlands is not used for export?
6,5 %

Slide 30 - Quiz

Geman family
Turkish Family

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agriculture in the past
agriculture today
mixed farms 
economies of scale
food is imported and exported
Not much external ‘input’.

Slide 32 - Drag question

Scale level
When you compare the present and past scale level in agriculture:
  • in the past: local scale (food chain was in the area around the mixed farm)
  • present: global scale (food chain for many products extends over the whole world)

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When you compare the present and past scale level in agriculture: (two answers)
in the past: local scale (food chain was in the area around the mixed farm)
present: global scale (food chain for many products extends over the whole world)
in the past: global scale (food chain for many products extends over the whole world)
present: local scale (food chain was in the area around the mixed farm)

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Food crisis?
► There is enough food for everyone, but there is still the threat of a food crisis. Causes:
● The world population is growing rapidly.
● The distribution of food is uneven. Rich countries: big ecological footprint.
● Due to increasing prosperity: eating habits in emerging countries are changing (more meat and dairy products).
● Rich countries are switching to sustainable energy sources. Many biofuels are produced from edible crops.

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Do you know a solution for the food crisis?

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► Measures for preventing a food crisis:
● Higher yields in agriculture. A sort of Green Revolution is needed: better techniques, seed, artificial fertilisers, etc.
● People can change their consumption patterns: sustainable food supply (less meat, more home-grown products).

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Video about product design and sustainability...

This video will be discussed by the students after the break.

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Exit ticket - What will you remember from this session?

Slide 40 - Open question

Have a nice break :-)

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Diffentiate - break-out room 1

For educators - how to create a lesson with lessonup
30' - 45'
Differentiate - break-out room 2 / 3

For students and others - discussion about the video, ecology and global warming 30' - 45'

1. What do you think of the product design explained in the video.
2. What do you do to reduce your ecological footprint?
3. What should the government do to combat global warming?
+ presenting conclusions afterwards

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