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 (short for climateprediction.net) data or the greenhouse effect in general.
Title and description  Notes 

Teachers notes 
Teachers’ notes Guide to where the materials fit in UK science curriculum (pdf, 50KB) 
Lesson plan 
Lesson plan Suggested lesson plan with background information & solutions for teachers (pdf, 120KB) 
Introduction to Climate and Climate Change 
Presentation (pdf, 260KB) 
Simple climate model teachers’ notes 
Teachers’ notes For calculator / Excel versions (pdf, 140KB) 
Students’ notes For Excel version (pdf, 120KB)  
Paper & calculator worksheet (pdf, 100KB) 

Bucket model Practical climate model involving a plastic bottle and water. Best done in groups of three 
Students’ worksheet (pdf, 110KB) 
Using dice as a climate model Requires Excel and one dice per pupil / group of pupils 
Teachers’ notes (pdf, 100KB) 
Students’ worksheet (pdf, 140KB)  
Presentation (pdf, 530KB)  
Presentation notes for teachers (pdf, 100KB) 

The Day After Tomorrow 
Discussionbased exercise (pdf, 100KB) 
Friends of the Earth press release (pdf, 90KB) 

Exploring energy conservation for the Earth Looking at the transfer of energy from the Sun to the Earth’s atmosphere 
Presentation (pdf, 120KB) 
Teachers’ notes (pdf, 80KB) 

Using CPDN to produce a climate forecast 3 halfhour sessions require CPDN and the visualisation package to be installed 
Worksheet (pdf, 130KB) 
Thinking about the greenhouse effect 
Poster (pdf, 120KB) 2 session classroom exercise, resulting in the production of a poster 
New Zealand schools: Using CPDN results to produce a climate forecast 
Worksheet (doc, 110KB) 
New Zealand schools: Making a climate forecast for a particular location 
Worksheet (doc, 60KB) 
New Zealand schools: Students’ evaluation of the exercises questionnaire 
Questionnaire (doc, 30KB) 
New Zealand schools: Useful sources of information 
Information (doc, 30KB) 
New Zealand schools: Presentation for teachers 
Teachers’ Powerpoint presentation (ppt, 1.6MB) 