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Islam Series

Episode 2:

Why is Our Earth Getting Too Hot?

Watch this episode When We’re Friends With Nature, Ustaz Don Daniyal will tell you why our earth is getting too hot.

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You Reap What You Sow

"The damages on the land and ocean that happens are due to human's actions; Allah want human to experience the consequences of their actions so that they will reflect themselves and back to the correct pathway." (Ar-Rum:41-42)​

"And you don't destroy the Earth after it had been created well. Pray to Him with fear and hope. The blessing of Allah will be given to those people who do good deeds." (QS.al-A'raf:56)



External Link:

1. Iklan Layanan Masyarakat, "Global Warming" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc5i4KZhSqg

2. Animasi Pelestarian Alam - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7SKulXyKlk

3. Selamatkan Bumi Kita - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHbxkdfTsyg

4. Nasyid Kanak-kanak - Mentari Pagi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT1M3WziUys

5. Snada - Demi Matahari - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypJ1vnQk-0w

What Islam Taught About Global Warming

Global warming basically is a phenomenon of the raising temperature of Earth year by year due to greenhouse effect that caused by the releasing of gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and CFCs. Hence, the solar energy are trapped in the atmosphere.

Actually, the education about environment had been taught by Rasulullah SAW. His Majesty already taught us about the importance of farming, planting trees and also make our garden fertile. Every effort that made will be given a big reward by Rasulullah SAW as promised. Try our best to prosper Allah's earth is one of the way to worship Him.



External Link:

1. Animasi Pemanasan Global - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHDoYWYPK80

2. Global Warming - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFutI-ic4V4

3. Global Warming for Kids - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqxMzKLYrZ4

What is Deforestation?

According to a new global forest map, Malaysia had the world's highest rate of deforestation. We’re losing 18.7 million acres of forests annually, which equivalent to 27 soccer fields every minute. So, what is deforestation? Deforestation is clearing Earth's forests on a massive scale in order to make the land available for other uses, and this often affect the quality of the land. There are several causes of deforestation, which includes urbanization, to harvest timber to produce paper and furniture, to convert the forest into agriculture plantation such as oil palm plantation and also create room for cattle ranching. 

We should stop our demands for forest products to reduce the deforestation rate. What can we do in our daily lives in order to stop deforestation? We can plant a tree at our backyard, go for paperless in out daily lives, do more recycling and buy recycled product, only buy wood and wood products that have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and also eat vegetarian meal as often as possible. Let's do our best to save the forest!



External Link:

1. The Forest - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn_3TPsKsq4

2. Deforestation Effects on Climate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc7f5563azs

Global Warming & Climate Change

Global warming and climate change are often used interchangeably but they are different in meanings actually. Global warming is the upward temperature trend across the entire Earth since the late 1970s, due to the increase in fossil fuel emissions. While climate change refers to a broad range global phenomena which are the results of burning fossil fuels. The burning of fossil fuel causes the increase of heat-trapping gases trapped in the Earth's atmosphere. These phenomena includes global warming, the rise of sea level, ice mass loss, shifts in flower/plant blooming and extreme weather events. Therefore, we can say that global warming is one of the phenomenas of climate change.  

When the temperature of the Earth increases, the ice glaciers in Artic and Antartica melts. This causes the sea level to increase and some lowland areas would be submerged by sea water. Also, increasing flooding risks to low-lying communities and high-risk coastal properties. The other impacts of global warming include longer wildfire seasons, more frequent heat waves, growing health impacts, increase in extreme weather, more severe droughts, disruption on food supplies and destruction of coral reefs.



External Link:

1. Global Warming - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSiY7_LwIZM

2. Climate change - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv7OHfpIRfU

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is replacing non-renewable energy nowadays to reduce the burning of fossil fuel that causes global warming. Renewable energy is the energy that comes from an energy source that is rapidly replaced by a natural process, such as power generated from the sun or from the wind. renewable energy is from an energy resource that is replaced rapidly by a natural process such as power generated from the sun or from the wind. Most of the renewable energy comes either directly or indirectly from the sun.

There are many types of renewable energy, such as solar energy, wind energy, hydroelectric power, bioenergy that produced from biomass, geothermal energy that comes from the Earth's internal heat and also tidal energy. While the examples of non-renewable energy are the energy produced from the burning of coal, oil and natural gas. Using renewable energy can helps in reducing carbon emission, improved public health and also provide jobs and other economic benefits. Therefore, we should changing our lifestyle by using renewable energy!



External Link:

1. Renewable Energy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEeH4EniM3E

2. Renewable Energy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4xKThjcKaE

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Prompt your audiences

Why?

  1. Why is the sunlight important to us? 

  2. Why everything on Earth need sunlight? 

  3. Why should we save electricity? 

 

How?

  1. How deforestation contributes to climate change? 

  2. How should we appreciate the natural resources on the Earth? 

  3. How should we save electricity in our daily lives?

 

What?

  1. What is greenhouse gases?

  2. What would Earth be like without the Sun? 

  3. What can we do in our daily lives in order to save our Earth?

Note : These are only suggested questions.

Activities you may want to try

Discussion 1

Title:

Draw out the benefits of the Sun.

Objective:

To increase the knowledge of the children about the Sun and learn to appreciate it.

Description:

Divide 4-5 students in a group and let them to discuss how the Sun benefits us and draw it out.

Materials Needed:

Mahjong paper, marker pen

Expected Outcomes:

Students are able to draw out their thinkings.

Discussion 2

Title:

How wasting water and electricity contributes to global warming?

Objective:

To raise the awareness about how wasting water and electricity can harm our mother Earth.

Description:

Divide 4-5 students in a group and let them to discuss how wasting water and electricity can affect the Earth.

Materials Needed:

Mahjong paper, marker pen

Expected Outcomes:

Students are able to write out their thinking.

Games 1

Title:

Match The Pairs

Objective:

To raise the awareness about the effects of climate change in other countries.

Description:

There are a total of 32 cards. The cards cover 8 different countries. Each country card shows one of:

• The effects of climate change in the country

• A solution to help the people tackle the effects of climate change

• A personal story

• A map of the world with the country marked on it

 

Steps for the game:

1. Spread the climate change problem cards (sad smiley) face down on the table.

2. Spread the solution cards (happy smiley) face down next to the problem cards.

3. Players pick up one of the problem cards and read out loud, the country and the problem that is described.

4. Same player then tries to pick solution card for the same country.

5. If successful, they read out the solution and keep the pair.

6. If not successful, replace both cards face down in original position.

7. The one with the most pairs when all cards have been collected wins.

Materials Needed:

The cards (which provided in the link)

Expected Outcomes:

Students are able to match the problems and solutions of climate change.

External Links:

1. Cards: http://climatechoices.co.uk/docs/card_games_cards.pdf

2. Teacher's notes: http://climatechoices.co.uk/docs/card_games_tn.pdf

Games 2

Title:

The Clean Air Fortune Teller

Objective:

To increase the knowledge of the children about air pollution.

Description:

Divide students in pairs and let them play the game (in the link) with each other. It's a guessing game, so take turn reading and guessing, everyone wins by learning about Air!

Materials Needed:

The folding game (which provided in the link)

Expected Outcomes:

Students are able to learn more and understand about Air.

External Links:

1. https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/air_pdf/airfortune.pdf

Work Group 1

Title:

The Systems Game

Objective:

To enhance the student's imagination on what's happening on Earth and what will they do if they are the scientists.

Description:

In this game, students either are a part of a system or serve as scientists tasked with observing and making sense of the system moving in front of them. It's like a role-playing game and some of the students will play as the greenhouse gases, some play as the disaster and so on.

Materials Needed:

Role-playing cards (which will be used to stick on each student's shirt).

Expected Outcomes:

Students are able to imagine and realize what is going on on the Earth.

Work Group 2

Title:

Energy Vampires

Objective:

To raise the awareness about the electrical appliance that draws power even when it is not being used.

Description:

Students are required to find out all the electrical appliances that draw power even when not being used and unplug all of them.

Materials Needed:

N/a

Expected Outcomes:

Students are able to find out the electrical appliance that draws power and unplug them. And they are able to do it at home as well.

External Links:

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNcHUrg9EQY

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Try our other episodes!

 
 

Episode 1:

Protect our Environment

Episode 2:

Why is our Earth getting too hot?

Episode 3:

Living with harmony with nature