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This Fundisa for Change unit focuses on the sun as the source for all energy, the science of the greenhouse effect and the consequences of our use of fossil fuels.

The key questions addressed by this unit are:

  •  How does the greenhouse effect work?
  •  What happens to the energy from the sun?
  •  How can we capture the energy from the sun?
  • What is the anthropogenic effect of carbon dioxide emission?
  • What alternative energy sources are there available?
  • How can we learn to live more sustainably and reduce our impact?

Opportunites arise for discussing these questions as part of the CAPS topics listed in the table below.

How to get around:

Below is a breakdown of the introductory Unit, three Units, the outline of the Module assessment and your progress. Click ‘expand’ to see each session. You can click on each of these to access them or use the “Next session” or “Previous session” to move through the module.

To start, click “Introduction: Climate Change in the Life Orientation Classroom” below and choose “Session 1: Engaging with Climate Change in your Classroom”.

Once you have completed a session, click the green “Mark Complete” button before moving on to the next session, and you’ll see your progress bar reflect your movement.

If you ever get lost, there is a menu on your left, another when you hover over your name in the top right corner (this will appear once you start a module), and you can find your way to the ‘Home’ page by clicking on the Fundisa for Change logo in the top left corner.

Wilma van Staden and Thandanani Miya.