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THYME: Education Resources For Schools, Colleges and Community Groups

The THYME Project is a collaborative initiative between the universities of Teesside, Hull and York to develop the regional Bioeconomy.

As part of the THYME Project, we have worked with school teachers to develop activities and lesson plans around Bioeconomy themes and concepts, including sustainability and the transition from fossil fuels to renewable resources as part of a zero carbon future. The activities are designed to be embedded into the curriculum while providing opportunities for outdoor learning.

Thyme Education Resources

 

These education resources offer differentiated activities and lesson plans and are designed to make links with various subject curriculums, including geography, science, maths, English, citizenship and PSHE, as well as offering students an insight into potential careers in the Bioeconomy.

Download links:

KS3 Resource Pack 1 - What is the Bioeconomy (Word version)

KS3 Resource Pack 1 - What is the Bioeconomy (PDF)

KS3 Resource Pack 1 Lesson 1 Powerpoint - Will we ever run out

KS3 Resource Pack 1 Lesson 2 Powerpoint - What is the Bioeconomy

KS3 Resource Pack 1 Lesson 3 - Is it time to bin the plastic bag

 

KS3 Resource Pack 2 - Applying the Bioeconomy (Word version)

KS3 Resource Pack 2 - Applying the Bioeconomy (PDF)

KS3 Resource Pack 2 Lesson 1 Powerpoint - Is your school a Bioeconomy

 

KS4 Resource Pack 1 - What is the Bioeconomy (Word version)

KS4 Resource Pack 1 - What is the Bioeconomy (PDF)

KS4 Resource Pack 1 Lesson 1 Powerpoint - Will we ever run out

KS4 Resource Pack 1 Lesson 2 Powerpoint - What is the Bioeconomy

KS4 Resource Pack 1 Lesson 3 Powerpoint - Applying the Bioeconomy

 

KS4 Resource Pack 2 - Is our School a Bioeconomy (Word version)

KS4 Resource Pack 2 - Is our School a Bioeconomy (PDF)

KS4 Resource Pack 2 Lesson 1 Powerpoint - Is your school a Bioeconomy

KS4 Resource Pack 2 Lesson 2 Powerpoint - The great debate

KS4 Resource Pack 2 Lesson 3 Powerpoint - Taking action

KS4 Resource Pack 2 Lesson 1 - Bioeconomy Fieldwork Booklet (PDF)

 

What is the Bioeconomy - Animations

We have created two short animated films designed to explain concepts around the Bioeconomy, as well as wider issues around sustainability and the circular economy.

The first is aimed at older students from KS4 to adult: watch it here

The second is a stop-motion animation, featuring voiceover by one of our EEI Green Influencers. This is aimed at KS2 upwards: watch it here

'How to' films - activities for a sustainable school or community group

These activities were co-created with ERVAS (East Riding Voluntary Action Service – Volunteen section) and the Green Influencer group at Leconfield that is funded by Ernest Cook Trust. The three 'how to' films show a community group trying out the activities and include an instructional voiceover from one of the group members: 

How to make a compost bin from pallets

How to make a wormery from pallets

How to make a HuglKultur bed for planting

Careers Case Studies

We have also created a series of short videos, designed to give an insight into different career options and pathways into the Bioeconomy:

Careers in the Bioeconomy – and introduction to the THYME Project interview series with role models from Dr Emma Peasland

Careers in the Bioeconomy – interview with an Animal Nutritionist

Careers in the Bioeconomy – interview with a Project Manager

Careers in the Bioeconomy – interview with a Device Technologist

Careers in the Bioeconomy – interview with a PhD researcher

 

Project team

Dr Florence Halstead - Lead researcher on resource development

Katie Parsons - Lead for the ERVAS/Leconfield project

Dr Emma Peasland - Lead researcher on careers resources

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