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The ozone layer is an invisible shield above the Earth’s surface, protecting us, and all life on earth from harmful UV radiation.

In the 1980s, scientists discovered a harmful hole in the ozone layer. It was caused by chemicals and gases known as ozone depleting substances which were found in almost everything – from aerosol cans to the soles of your shoes!

Scientists, policy makers and governments worked together, to control and phase out ozone depleting substances. And it worked! The hole in the ozone layer is healing, but we have to keep at it.

This Education Platform has been designed as a resource for teachers to help engage their students around the ozone layer.

Together, let’s work to inspire the next generation to keep protecting the ozone layer!

TEACHING RESOURCES

In 2021 the Ozone Secretariat of the United Nations Environment Programme launched a short animation series and mobile game called Reset Earth to raise awareness and inspire action among young people about the importance of the ozone layer, and the continued need to protect it.

Building on this campaign, this toolkit will provide you with ideas, activities, games and discussions that will empower you to engage your students on the issues of the ozone layer.

Crafted by education experts, these resources will help you to create engaging learner experiences centred around the importance of science and the power of collaboration, demonstrating that we can overcome environmental challenges if we put our minds to them.

 

 

EXTRA RESOURCES

What is the ozone layer
What is the ozone layer
How the ozone layer protects us
How the ozone layer protects us
How the world protected the ozone layer
How the world protected the ozone layer

TEACHER FEEDBACK

If you’ve used any of our teacher resources, please send us feedback on your experience, photos of you delivering lessons or any related artwork produced by your learners.

SEND YOUR FEEDBACK TO
stephanie.haysmith@un.org

TEACHER FEEDBACK

“This project is the perfect addition to the classroom as it can be used to educate younger people on the ozone layer and the current problems that mankind is facing.“

Abby Woolard
Teacher in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

TEACHER FEEDBACK

“I love how the main characters of the Reset Earth movie are three teenagers, Knox, Sagan and Terran, as this shows our students that they too can make a difference.“

Abby Woolard
Teacher in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

TEACHER FEEDBACK

“We need young people to understand that they, like the characters in the movie, are not too young to make a difference in the world.“

Abby Woolard
Teacher in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

TEACHER FEEDBACK

“Reset Earth is a highly instructive and valuable resource. The engaging and relatable characters draw in children who might otherwise be intimidates or put off by the subject matter.“

Caroline Watkinson
Tyndale Community School, Oxford, United Kingdom

TEACHER FEEDBACK

“Love the ideas that this proposes, gives teachers a nice entry point into actionable science.“

Clayton Ellis
Peel School Board, Ontario, Canada

TEACHER FEEDBACK

“Lots of ways to incorporate this into current teaching practices“

Warren Lake
Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, Canada

TEACHER FEEDBACK

“Students will be able to better imagine the important science at play through the eyes of the characters. It was smart to attach this issue to a unique group of characters because the ozone issue speaks to the complex way that people make decisions – students and these characters are also deciding what’s best.“

Adam Robb
Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, Canada

RESET EARTH GAME

2084. The GROW has taken over. Three teenagers find themselves on an adventure to save themselves and the world.

Reset Earth follows the adventure of Knox, Sagan and Terran as they race against time to find a solution to the GROW, a life-threatening disease that prevents anyone from living much beyond the age of 25.

In search of answers, they will travel through time, and across multiple landscapes, attempting to unlock the secrets of the past to save themselves, the ozone layer and the future of the planet from impending doom.

 

One Ozone. One Planet. One Chance – mobile game app
One Ozone. One Planet. One Chance – mobile game app
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