Resources for teachers on teaching climate science in ALevel Physics from CPDN, University of Oxford
ALevel Physics
These materials are aimed at any AS/A2 course.
There are several links between the work that the CPDN (climateprediction.net) team are doing and the Advancing Physics AS / A2 course: See the Teachers’ notes for some specific ideas.
Title and description  Notes 

Using CPDN with Advancing Physics 
Teachers’ notes (pdf, 100KB) 
Introducing Climate Prediction 
Suggested use of simple climate model and presentation Teachers’ notes and lesson plan (pdf, 90KB) 
Introduction, including the simple climate model (pdf, 260KB) 

Climate Modelling using Modellus 
Students’ worksheet, requires Modellus (pdf, 170KB) 
Simple Climate Model 
Teachers’ notes calculator version (pdf, 140KB) 
Students’ notes (pdf, 120KB)  
Excel worksheet version (xls, 14KB) 

Simple Climate Model – programming extension 
For advanced students, replaces spreadsheet Excel version (pdf, 80KB) 
Simple Climate Model 
Paper and calculator worksheet (pdf, 100KB) 
CPDN results so far 
Analysis exercise, teachers’ notes. Does not require the CPDN model to be running (pdf, 110KB) 
Analysis exercise does not require the CPDN model to be running (pdf, 300KB) 

The logistic equation 
Spreadsheet exercise Standalone exercise uses the logistic equation as an example of a chaotic system (xls, 30KB) 
Students’ worksheet Standalone exercise uses the logistic equation as an example of a chaotic system (pdf, 140KB)  
Teachers’ notes Standalone exercise uses the logistic equation as an example of a chaotic system (pdf, 40KB) 

Advanced Climate Model 
Students’ notes Spreadsheet looking at the possible mechanisms of climate change (pdf, 110KB) 
Spreadsheet looking at the possible mechanisms of climate change (xls, 150KB) 

Science Behind the Headlines 
Summary document for teachers Discussion exercise looking at the portrayal of science and scientists in the media (doc, 30KB) 
Stories behind the headlines Discussion exercise looking at the portrayal of science and scientists in the media (doc, 30KB)  
News article on the effect of heat waves on plants Discussion exercise looking at the portrayal of science and scientists in the media (doc, 70KB)  
Final discussion Discussion exercise looking at the portrayal of science and scientists in the media (doc, 20KB) 