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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Climate change – students investigate natural and human activities that cause climate change.
Metro magazine (Australia)
An inconvenient truth provides a study guide to the movie of the same name.
The Weather Makers (Australia)
Thinking about climate change: A guide for teachers and students contains information and a range of activities relating to climate change.
ClimateChangeNorth.ca Lesson Plans (Canada)
Greenhouse Effect...Building Our Own - details a simple experiment where students can simulate and analyse the greenhouse effect.
Science by email (CSIRO, Australia)
Try this: Discover a changing climate in an ice core – students make an ice core to simulate different periods in Earth’s history.
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research LEARN: Atmospheric Science Explorers (USA)
The "Greenhouse Effect" - provides an overview of the scientific concepts relevant to the greenhouse effect and a number of classroom activities.
Learning to Give, Generation On (USA)
The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming - a lesson plan for a dramatic enactment of the greenhouse effect.
Project AIRE (United States Environmental Protection Agency, New England)
Climate and the greenhouse effect students predict then measure the warming effect of sunlight.
Science upd8 (UK)
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Global warming: Do 'the facts' stand up? students interpret the iconic ‘hockey stick' graph, estimate when the Earth could be 1°C hotter, and defend challenges to their own conclusions.
Our atmosphere: Hottest investment students familiarise themselves with climate change and the factors that prevent us from taking collective action to ameliorate the situation.
Climate change: What will you do? – students plan campaigns to get students and teachers at school to take action to combat climate change.
Classroom of the Future (NASA, USA)
Fossil fuel burning students compare the CO2 released by fossil fuel burning to the actual increase in atmospheric CO2.
Xpeditions (National Geographic, USA)
Climate and CO2: Analysing their relationship students speculate on various scenarios of future world climates if the greenhouse effect increases.
New York Times Learning Network (USA)
Clearing the air students investigate emissions that contribute to global warming, and present to a mock international summit recommendations for reversing the global warming trend.
Ice breakers students demonstrate several physical properties of ice, then relate these properties to the effects of global warming on icecaps.
Walking on thin ice? students examine scientific evidence of changes in the Arctic ice cover.
Weathering the weather students explore the effects of global warming on their community.
Tending to the greenhouse students examine global warming its causes, effects and solutions.
University of Buffalo (USA)
The petition: A global warming case study provides a case study and a series of questions.
Global warming: Early warning signs (USA)
Curriculum guide for the climate impacts map suggests four activities to use with a map (http://www.climatehotmap.org) that illustrates the local consequences of global warming.
Check out the Activities at our topic on carbon emissions trading.
Page updated February 2012.