Climate Detectives - supporting resources

ESA Climate Detectives is a competition that is open for students from the ages of 8 to 19. Teams of students, supported by their teacher, are called to make a difference by identifying a climate problem, investigating it by using available Earth Observation data or taking measurements on the ground, and then proposing a way to help reduce the problem.

This collection of resources has been put together to support teachers and teams taking part in Climate Detectives. The resources can be used to inspire ideas, deepen understanding, or to fuel further learning after taking part in the challenge.

Find out more about the competition here.



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Nose up high in the sky - Observing and measuring weather conditions

In this set of three activities, pupils will learn how their senses and instruments can be used to describe and measure weather conditions. Pupils will learn to identify the weather elements, to observe and record weather conditions and identify local weather processes. They will learn that satellites, computers...

One year on Earth - Understanding seasons

In this set of two activities, pupils will develop their understanding of seasons and the basic mechanism behind the different seasons on Earth. Pupils will learn that trees look different at different times of the year due to seasons, that seasonal changes can be seen from space and how to analyse images and...

The ice is melting

In this set of four activities from the European Space Agency, students explore the impacts of global warming and melting ice on the Earth. They learn the difference between land ice and sea ice, and will investigate the respective effects of these melting. They then design their own experiment to examine how...

Weather vs. climate

In this set of activities, children learn the difference between weather and climate. They identify different climatic zones and collect their own weather data. They analyse and compare daily and monthly air temperature measurements. Finally, they  learn about different climate scenarios and identify what it means...