SFX GreenHerald School Earth Club Earth Science Olympiad 2015: Creating the future Climate Change Heroes

Photo Courtesy: Green World Earth Club
Photo Courtesy: Green World Earth Club

In our previous article, we came across SFX GreenHerald School Green World Earth Club and how they are creating the next generation of Climate Change Heroes. On October 11th,2015, they are going to organize the “GWEC Earth Science Olympiad 2015”. It is a junior level Olympiad and students from classes III to VII will be participating in three different groups. Group A is for class III, B for IV & V and Group C for VI & VII.

GWEC has assigned each Group with a variety of topics for the students to become knowledgeable about and are mentioned below.

CLASS III SYLLABUS

  • Water availability (water cycle, distribution of freshwater on earth, etc.)
  • Water related diseases
  • Water pollution (causes, impacts on ecosystem, steps taken, etc.)
  • Water conservation
  • Drinking water supply, quantity and quality
  • Rivers (Source, Course, Estuary, Facts)
  • Hydro-Electric Power
  • Uses of water (household, commercial & agricultural applications)
Members of the GreenWorld Earth Club Photo Courtesy: Green World Earth Club
Members of the GreenWorld Earth Club
Photo Courtesy: Green World Earth Club

CLASS IV & V SYLLABUS

  • Water availability (water cycle, distribution of freshwater on earth, etc.)
  • Water related diseases
  • Water pollution (causes, impacts on ecosystem, steps taken, etc.)
  • Water conservation
  • Drinking water supply, quantity and quality
  • Rivers (Source, Course, Estuary, Facts)
  • Hydro-Electric Power
  • Uses of water (household, commercial & agricultural applications)
  • World ocean fisheries (causes, consequences of over fishing, etc.)
  • Positive and negative impacts of building dams
  • Aspects of water distribution (floods and droughts, their causes and consequences, how to control them)

SYLLABUS FOR CLASS VI & VII

  • Water availability (water cycle, distribution of freshwater on earth, management of fresh water resources)
  • water scarcity, decline in the water table and desertification
  • Drinking water supply, quantity and quality
  • Waste-water treatment
  • Water conservation (household, commercial, agricultural applications, conservation policies)
  • Positive and negative impacts of building dams
  • Aspects of water distribution (floods and droughts, their causes and consequences, how to control them)
  • Water related diseases
  • Water pollution (causes, impacts on ecosystem, steps taken, case studies)
  • World ocean fisheries (causes, consequences of over fishing and strategies for sustainable fishing, case studies)
  • Oil spillage (consequences, methods of handling the damage, case studies)
  • The geopolitics of water scarcity, territorial rights over water
  • Upwelling of water ( mechanisms, threats to upwelling ecosystems)
  • World ocean currents, tides, etc
  • Formation of Hydrosphere (Earth & Other parts of the Universe)
  • Marine Ecosystems
  • Rivers (Source, Course, Estuary, Facts)

It has become imperative now that children at a young age are made aware of the problems we face regarding the environment so that one day they can become problem solvers. The variety in the syllabus given to each group shows how in-depth the students will be knowing about Earth Sciences, something that were not taught to children in such intensive  matter even a decade ago. It is good to see such initiatives taken by the Green World Earth Club to impart such knowledge at a young age and hope the children enjoy learning!

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