Weather and Climate

A short course designed to help children understand about the differences between weather and climate and how changes in these can affect the way that all organisms on the planet live.

Goal 13: Climate Action

Goal 14: Life Below Water

Goal 15: Life on Land

100% Free Course

What is in this Course?

During this short course, we will explore the Arctic regions of the Earth and understand how they play a crucial role in making the weather all over the planet stay perfectly balanced for human and animal existence to thrive.

There are many people talking about saving the ice caps and stopping global warming, and during this course, we’re going to explore the different ways in which we can change the way that we live to help preserve this valuable resource. Ice keeps the entire world working perfectly and harmoniously and it’s our job to protect it. 

We’re going to look at how we can change the way we live to help stop climate change. This week is all about making a plan and taking it forward.

Teaching program

This course covers the subject of weather and climate in the Arctic region and discover how this affects the weather on the rest of the planet.

Firstly, students will decode and comprehend a simple task card involving information with regards to the rotation of the earth and temperatures in the Arctic region.

With this basic level of understanding, the students will then start to create their very own global ocean conveyor belt diagram, which will then allow your students to receive and discuss their ten actions to help curb the effects of climate change.

The planning documents can be downloaded and edited to suit the needs of your school or state. The course documents include real-world learning opportunities in which students use the knowledge they have just gained, to improve the lives and the knowledge of those around them.

Real World Learning

During this course, children will undertake a range of activities to enhance their knowledge, and will then use this knowledge to participate in an action plan to help protect the environment and create a better world for all. Extension activities also involve leadership and collaboration with younger children.