# Resources for teachers on teaching climate science in A-Level Physics from CPDN, University of Oxford

## A-Level Physics

These materials are aimed at any AS/A2 course.

There are several links between the work that the CPDN (climate*prediction*.net) team are doing and the Advancing Physics AS / A2 course: See the teachers’ notes for some specific ideas.

Title and description | Notes |
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Using CPDN with Advancing Physics | Teachers’ notes (pdf, 100 KB) |

Introducing climate prediction | Suggested use of simple climate model and presentation teachers’ notes and lesson plan (pdf, 90 KB) |

Introduction, including the simple climate model (pdf, 260 KB) | |

Climate modelling using Modellus | Students’ worksheet, requires Modellus (pdf, 170 KB) |

Simple Climate Model | Teachers’ notes calculator version (pdf, 140 KB) |

Students’ notes (pdf, 120 KB) | |

Excel worksheet version (xls, 14 KB) | |

Simple Climate Model – programming extension | For advanced students, replaces spreadsheet Excel version (pdf, 80 KB) |

Simple Climate Model | Paper and calculator worksheet (pdf, 100 KB) |

CPDN results so far | Analysis exercise, teachers’ notes. Does not require the CPDN model to be running (pdf, 110 KB) |

Analysis exercise does not require the CPDN model to be running (pdf, 300 KB) | |

The logistic equation | Spreadsheet exercise Stand-alone exercise uses the logistic equation as an example of a chaotic system (xls, 30 KB) |

Students’ worksheet Stand-alone exercise uses the logistic equation as an example of a chaotic system (pdf, 140 KB) | |

Teachers’ notes Stand-alone exercise uses the logistic equation as an example of a chaotic system (pdf, 40 KB) | |

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

Spreadsheet looking at the possible mechanisms of climate change (xls, 150 KB) | |

Science Behind the Headlines | Summary document for teachers. Discussion exercise looking at the portrayal of science and scientists in the media (doc, 30 KB) |

Stories behind the headlines. Discussion exercise looking at the portrayal of science and scientists in the media (doc, 30 KB) | |

News article on the effect of heat waves on plants. Discussion exercise looking at the portrayal of science and scientists in the media (doc, 70 KB) | |

Final discussion. Discussion exercise looking at the portrayal of science and scientists in the media (doc, 20 KB) |