'Understanding Climate Change' introduces students to the key issues.
Investigating Climate Change student workshop (New South Wales)
Information for teachers about the hands-on Investigating Climate Change program for Years 5 - 8, including booking details.
18 January 2011 | Updated 4 December 2012
Climate change is the biggest environmental issue facing the world today. This hands-on workshop enables students to investigate factors that contribute to global warming and explore some of the effects of climate change.
- Renewable energy - Put wind, solar and hydro power to the test as you compare renewable energy options
- Sea Levels Rising - Investigate sea level rise on the coastline of Australia
- Window Terrarium - Discover the importance of plants by planting your own seeds in your classroom
- Energy Efficiency - Test which light globe uses the least energy
- Burning Up - Measure how much carbon dioxide is released from a combustion reaction
- Reflecting the Light - Compare how much light is reflected from different surfaces on Earth
- The Greenhouse Effect - Measure the change in temperature as air and carbon dioxide heat up
- Acidic Oceans - Measure the acidity of carbon dioxide using pH indicators
- Molecules Matter - See what carbon really looks like by constructing a carbon molecule.
This program is appropriate for year levels 5-8 (activities will vary with year level) with a maximum of 30 students.
Session run time is 90 minutes.
A$9.00 per student, A$225 class minimum
A minimum daily cost of A$450 applies for in-school visits, but not at the North Ryde centre.
We require a room with 10-15 tables arranged around the edges of the room, a sink with running water, access to power points, and space for 30 students to sit comfortably on the floor. Chairs are not required.
Please allow for a set up time of 40 minutes and a pack up time of 40 minutes.
Find out about other programs run by CSIRO's Science Education Centre (New South Wales).