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Biosphere Funbook

DIVERSITY DECK® Funbook

Extended learning about the Biosphere

We have decided to make our DIVERSITY DECK® Funbooks available to everyone during the lockdown period as they are perfect for keeping young minds occupied and entertained while exploring the planet Earth and our impact on it.
Please make a pledge to allow us to produce more Funbooks at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funbooks.

These innovative Funbooks offer a wide range of cross curricular project-based material on Sustainability Science, which provide opportunities for in depth study and reinforcement of concepts which are covered throughout primary school. All of our Funbooks correspond to one of our 16 DIVERSITY DECK® card games which will reinforce key facts and generate a thoughtful and inquisitive mind in a playful way.

Our resource packs encourage thinking skills including logic and creativity. They contain a range of activities, starting with relatively simple tasks and leading to higher level skills such as creative writing and graph analysis.

Activities include:

  • Science Projects
  • True or False quiz
  • Word Searches
  • Fabulous Facts
  • Origami Chatterbox (see instruction video below)
  • And much more...

To maximise the impact of learning we recommend that our DIVERSITY DECK® Funbooks are used alongside our DIVERSITY DECK® card games collection. Buying our games will enable us to produce more amazing and fun scientific material.

You can also support us by following us on Instagram: maintenant.sustaining.now and Facebook: @maintenant.sustaining.now We would love to see pictures of you enjoying our Funbooks, so please post photos using #maintenantfunbooks and tag us!

Suitable for KS2



First Life

First Life

Life on Earth has evolved over many hundreds of millions of years. Our planet is the only one ..

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Genetics and Inheritance

Genetics and Inheritance

Living things are able to inherit characteristics from their parents This is done by copying the ..

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Adaptation and Evolution​

Adaptation and Evolution​

Adaptation  A living thing will be perfectly adapted to survive in its habitat. It will ha..

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Ecosystems

Ecosystems

An ecosystem is the community of animals, plants, other organisms and their habitat. They rely on ea..

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Insects

Insects

Insects are essential for ecosystem services. They provide a major food source for birds and small..

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Trees

Trees

Trees and plants are living organisms Trees and plants feed, photosynthesise, respire (breathe) ..

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Seed Dispersal

Seed Dispersal

Plants use seeds to produce new plants Plants cannot move like animals do, so in order to produce n..

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Nutrient Cycle​

Nutrient Cycle​

Nitrogen and Carbon are recycled through the biosphere and are essential to life Nitrogen ..

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Sérafina

Sérafina

Card game developer and plant lover To see a world in a grain of sand Sérafina is adamant ..

Prochlorococcus

Prochlorococcus

Powerhouse marine bacterium Tiny marine cyanobacteria, coccoid shaped is the smallest and most ab..

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Genetics

Genetics

Study of genes and heredity of living organisms (plants, bacteria, animals, humans).Heredi..

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Zoology

Zoology

Study of the animal kingdom.This includes embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distrib..

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Biosphere

Biosphere

All living organisms on planet Earth What is it? It’s life. It’s the fauna and flora. It is al..

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Protected Areas

Protected Areas

Providing a safe home for threatened species What is a protected area? A protected area i..

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Astrobiology

Astrobiology

Astrobiology Astrobiology is the study of the origin and evolution of life in the universe. It i..

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Angela Daniel Testimonial

Angela Daniel Testimonial

Appraisal Letter We are super excited as we have received some amazing feedback about our Fu..

Sam Shallcross Testimonial

Sam Shallcross Testimonial

Sam Shallcross KS2 Teacher - Primary School About our DIVERSITY DECK® Biopshere Funbook ..

Shelly Drury Testimonial

Shelly Drury Testimonial

Shelly Drury - Science Teacher Secondary School About our DIVERSITY DECK® Biopshere Fu..

Fiona Ross Testimonial

Fiona Ross Testimonial

Fiona Ross Parent of a 9 year old About our DIVERSITY DECK® Biopshere Funbook Thi..

Hannah Daniel Testimonial

Hannah Daniel Testimonial

Hannah Daniel Year 4 Teacher - Primary School About our DIVERSITY DECK® Biopshere Fu..

Goal 1 - No Poverty Goal 2 - Zero Hunger Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-Being Goal 4 - Quality Education Goal 5 - Gender Equality Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production Goal 13 - Climate Action Goal 14 - Life Below Water Goal 15 - Life on Land Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Goal 17 - Partnerships

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