An investigation of our carbon impact.
Young scientists calculate and consider their schools’ carbon footprint and devise a plan to reduce it.
Carbon Researchers follows IRIS’ 4 phased project structure:
It was really good to be able to work with different people from different stages in the school. I also loved calculating our carbon footprint and being given the trust to work with our school bursar to handle the bills of the school.
Carbon Researchers offers students a practical way to develop an understanding of climate change and its relationship to human activities. It introduces students to the complexities of realising solutions which require human behavioural and systematic change.
The project develops students’ creative thinking, maths and interpersonal skills.
When we showed the staff in the science department how many kilograms of CO2 they were producing, they were quite surprised by it.