Category Archives: Games and Activities

Food for thought ‘…before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half of the world…’ Full Quote from Martin Luther King

‘It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny.

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure of reality. Did you ever stop to think that you can’t leave for your job in the morning without being dependent on most of the world?

You get up in the morning and go to the bathroom and reach over for the sponge, and that’s handed to you by a Pacific islander.

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You reach for a bar of soap, and that’s given to you at the hands of a Frenchman.

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And then you go into the kitchen to drink your coffee for the morning, and that’s poured into your cup by a South American.

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And maybe you want tea: that’s poured into your cup by a Chinese.

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Or maybe you’re desirous of having cocoa for breakfast, and that’s poured into your cup by a West African.

COFFEE COCOA TEA Jolly Cup 3D surface Majiscup – 紙杯帶你看世界 via Compfight

And then you reach over for your toast, and that’s given to you at the hands of an English-speaking farmer, not to mention the baker.

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And before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half of the world. This is the way our universe is structured, this is its interrelated quality.

We aren’t going to have peace on earth until we recognize this basic fact of the interrelated structure of all reality’.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Green Schools – Biodiversity: Online Games and Activities that teach about food chains and interdependence

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There are some great games online.

This one teaches about Food Chains.

Sheppard Software Food Chain Game

We also learned about herbivores, omnivores and carnivores

Animal Diet Game

There are even more educational and interesting games here:

Sheppard Software Games for Kids

We like working up the levels on this one:

Build a Food Chain from Cserc.org

As usual BBC Bitesize has an excellent activity

to help us understand food chains.

BBC Bitesize Food Chain Game

Just remember that the video at the end

is only available in the UK.

Also from the BBC is this one:

BBC Science Clips on Interdependence Game

This one is much more challenging (for Senior Classes really)

but it shows you how complicated a food chain is.

No need to log in. Just click ‘skip’.

Food Chain Game from Cool Classroom.org

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‘Spring Alive’ website – encouraging children’s interest in nature and migratory birds

What a great website!

Spring Alive is an international project to encourage children’s interest in nature and the conservation of migratory birds and to get them to take action for birds and other wildlife…’
There are games and colouring activities on the website too. Click HERE to see.

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An online interactive activity about your global footprint from National Geographic (for senior classes)

Click HERE for an interactive activity about your global footprint from National Geographic.

What do you eat each day? Where does it travel from? Where do you travel to each day? How much water do you use each day? How much energy do you use?

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