STORIES BY BRITISH COUNCIL, CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH ONLINE LTD
Katie and Jaia are on a school trip with their teacher and the other children in their class.
They’ve gone to see the Planet Earth Museum to learn about what is happening to our planet, and why we need to look after it. What do you think they will see?
The Planet Earth Museum is a place where you can learn interesting facts about the world we live in.
There are many amazing places on earth. Who knows?
Maybe you will see them all in one day!
Forests are home to over, half of the world’s animals and plants. Trees clean the air and produce oxygen for us to breath.
Everyday we throw away hundreds of trees in paper and cards and we destroy more than 36 football fields of forests.
The oceans are home to millions of marine animals. They absorb the sun’s heat, transfer it to the atmosphere and move it around the world.
A lot of rubbish we produce pollutes the oceans. Turtles mistake plastic bags for jellyfish and die when they eat them.
At opposite ends of the world, the Arctic and Antarctic are freezing cold lands. It is so cold that the seas are covered in ice.
The fuel we use makes the climate warmer. As it gets warmer, the ice melts and the sea rises. The land disappears.
Rivers collect rain water and carry it to the oceans. Along the way, plants absorb and clean the water so that it is safe for us to drink.
Farms and factories pollute the river with pesticides and chemicals. Everyday we flush 50 liters of dirty water down the toilet.
However, in a green world people respect nature and live a long and healthy life. Who wouldn’t like to live in a green world?