# Resources for teachers on teaching climate science in Key Stage 3 and 4 Science from CPDN, University of Oxford.

## Key Stage 3 and 4 Science

There is a broad range of activities below which could be used in the teaching of KS3/4 science. There are several simple climate models – using dice, bottles of water, Excel spreadsheets etc. as well as exercises investigating CPDN (climate*prediction*.net) data or the greenhouse effect in general.

Title & description | Notes |
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Teachers notes | Teachers’ notes Guide to where the materials fit in UK science curriculum (pdf, 50 KB) |

Lesson plan | Lesson plan Suggested lesson plan with background information & solutions for teachers (pdf, 120 KB) |

Introduction to climate and climate change | Presentation (pdf, 260 KB) |

Simple climate model teachers’ notes. | Teachers’ notes For calculator / Excel versions (pdf, 140 KB) |

Students’ notes For Excel version (pdf, 120 KB) | |

Paper & calculator worksheet (pdf, 100 KB) | |

Bucket modelPractical climate model involving a plastic bottle and water. Best done in groups of 3 |
Students’ worksheet (pdf, 110 KB) |

Using dice as a climate modelRequires Excel and one die per pupil / group of pupils |
Teachers’ notes (pdf, 100 KB) |

Students’ worksheet (pdf, 140 KB) | |

Presentation (pdf, 530 KB) | |

Presentation notes for teachers (pdf, 100 KB) | |

The Day After Tomorrow | Discussion-based exercise (pdf, 100 KB) |

Friends of the Earth press release (pdf, 90 KB) | |

Exploring energy conservation for the EarthLooking at the transfer of energy from the Sun to the Earth’s atmosphere |
Presentation (pdf, 120 KB) |

Teachers’ notes (pdf, 80 KB) | |

Using CPDN to produce a climate forecast3 half-hour sessions require CPDN and the visualisation package to be installed |
Worksheet (pdf, 130 KB) |

Thinking about the greenhouse effect | Poster (pdf, 120 KB) 2 session classroom excercise, resulting in the production of a poster |

New Zealand schools: Using CPDN results to produce a climate forecast | Worksheet (doc, 110 KB) |

New Zealand schools: Making a climate forecast for a particular location | Worksheet (doc, 60 KB) |

New Zealand schools: Students’ evaluation of the excercises questionnaire | Questionnaire (doc, 30 KB) |

New Zealand schools: Useful sources of information | Information (doc, 30 KB) |

New Zealand schools: Presentation for teachers | Teachers’ Powerpoint presentation (ppt, 1.6 MB) |