The Carbon Cuppa Challenge
Key Stage(s): KS4, KS5
Subject(s): Business, Citizenship, Communication, Cross-curricular, Economics, English, Enterprise Education, Geography, Listening & Persuasion Skills, Personal & Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Technology
Objectives: • To understand the contributions to carbon emissions made at different stages of the production cycle.
• To develop constructive suggestions to reduce the carbon footprint of a cup of tea.
• To pitch ideas to a group in a convincing manner
• To experience effective working as a team
Duration: 30-40 minutes
In brief: Students predict which part of the production chain for a ‘cuppa’ has the biggest carbon emissions. They then watch a related video clip before being challenged in teams to suggest ideas to reduce the carbon footprint of a ‘cuppa’.