IPCC updates for science teachers

Climate Change Updates 10 New Figures from the 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report: Report for Science Teachers List of Figures The Earth’s Energy BalanceThe Carbon CycleSources of Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Changing Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen Concentrations in the Atmosphere Are People Causing Climate Change?Quantifying the Causes of Recent Climate ChangeProjected Effects of Increased…

Climate Change Schools’ Project Resources

The Climate Change Schools Resources were developed by the Climate Change Schools Project, based at the then Science Learning Centre in Durham and led by Krista McKinzey. A large number of teachers and schools in North East England were involved in their development. They have subsequently been updated by the Royal Meteorological Society. Climate Change…

IPCC 2013 Figures

Some Figures and Tables from the IPCC 2013 Fifth Assessment Report WG1 – The Physical Science Basis Link to WG1 poster. Figure 2.11 Figure 2.31 Figure 5.2 Figure 5.3 Figure 5.7 Figure 5.8a Figure 6.1 Figure 6.2 Figure 6.3a Figure 6.24a Figure 7.11 Figure 8.11 Figure 8.13 Figure 10.5 FAQ 2.1 Figure 1 FAQ 2.1…

IPCC 2013 FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions from the IPCC 2013 Fifth Assessment Report WG1 – The Physical Science Basis How do we know the world has warmed? Climate is always changing. How do we determine the causes of observed changes? What happens to carbon dioxide after it is emitted into the atmosphere? Is the Sun a major driver…

Weather Clubs

Ideas for weather activities in school science and geography clubs Have you thought about joining The Weather Club? The Weather Club is a public membership club for a nation completely obsessed by the weather. Or how about The Cloud Appreciation Society? If you would like us to contact you occasionally with updates about what we…

Satellites

Satellites Satellites provide a huge variety of information. They carry instruments that relay telecommunications signals (telephone messages, TV pictures, emergency messages from ships and aircraft, etc.), help in navigation, measure changes in vegetation or movements in the earth’s surface and observe the atmosphere. Those that observe the atmosphere are known as weather satellites and the…

Data Analysis

Activities Using Weather and Climate Data 1. Temperature differences (current weather) To answer this question you will need to visit the Met Office website. (a) Go to the UK data pages and complete the table below for London and the nearest weather station to your school. (b) Now visit the world data pages and fill in…

A Level

Have a look at the Barometer – a regular podcast featuring weather and climate issues from the University of Manchester. A one hour tutorial on Climate variability, change and water resources from MetEd (requires free registration). The level is suitable for A level. A very useful set of animations, videos and explanations from Wycombe High…