Science in the Environment Pack 3: Atmosphere and Climate
The University of York Science Education Group ensured that all the Science in the Environment packs were organised according to broad environmental themes. Within each pack, a number of specific contexts were used to introduce the science content. In addition, each pack focused on the acquisition of particular skills and introduced broader aspects of science or the environment.
Features of Pack 3
*Contexts: atmospheric circulation and climate; drought in southern Africa; atmospheric pollution
*Science Content: molecular-kinetic theory; atoms, molecules, radicals, ions; chemical reactions
*Skills Emphasised: numerical skills; analysis of data; use of IT
*Broader Dimensions: drawing conclusions from highly variable data and behaviour; use of models in science.