Using Tree Rings for Past Weather and Climate

Using tree rings to teach weather, climate, correlation, photosynthesis, regression, the carbon cycle, isotopes and more. 1) Show the Film 2) Play the Game Collect tree ring samples, align the samples to create a 300 year record and see what weather and climate events emerge here. Alternatively, use the simple paper-strip version from UCAR. 3)…

Climate Change Negotiations For Schools

Simulating a world climate change conference Guidance for Teachers Notes for teachers – this contains everything you need to know to run the activity. Start here! Curriculum Links Print: Pack 1 (double sided if possible) – note these are personalised; Pack 2 (table flags, must be printed in colour, could be laminated), or as Pack2b…

Past Climate Teaching Resources

These resources explore the climate of five different scale periods of the past 2.6 million years. Within each, some of the basic processes affecting the climate are investigated. Please feel free to adapt the resources to the level and ability of the students you teach. Module 1 – the last 2.6 million years: Milankovitch Cycles,…

Impact of Climate Change on Water Supplies

Questions to Consider: What is meant by water security? How does climate change lead to an increase in water insecurity? Using a case study, explain one way a country has responded to the threat of water insecurity. PDF download WG2 Chapter 3, Figure 7. The impact of climate change on renewable groundwater resources by the…

Ecosystem Feedbacks from Carbon and Water Cycle Changes

Questions to Consider: State three factors which would cause a change to the Amazonian Forest Ecosystem. Explain the impact of the change to the Amazonian Forest EcosystemWhen looking at the effect of climate change on ecosystems, why does the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere need to be considered as well as temperature change….

IPCC updates for A level geography

Climate Change Updates This resource was commended by the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers, 2016. Evidence from the 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report: for A level Geography Teachers Factsheets: 1. The Changing Carbon Cycle – The ocean’s biological pump 2. The Changing Water Cycle – Changes to groundwater in Uganda – The…

Climate for Classrooms

Resources to support the teaching and learning of climate change Our changing climate will impact at the global, national and local scales. Through some of the latest scientific data and projections, Climate4classrooms provides curriculum linked teaching resources about climate change for pupils. Resources include: Data sets showing the latest global and national climate predictions Climate…