Climate Change 5-11

This is a list of resources specifically selected to support the Polar Explorer Project. 

 

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Do you like your oceans still or sparkling

The oceans are become more acidic. This is due to an increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels. The oceans absorb a lot of this and
when it does, the carbon dioxide reacts with the seawater causing carbonic

This unit allows learners to investigate how acidic water is with carbon dioxide in it and to understand the effects burning fossil fuels has on the Earth.

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Dissolving sea shells in vinegar

What effect does acid have on sea life?

This unit follows on from Do you like your oceans still or sparkling.The activity demonstrates the ability of an acidic substance (in this case vinegar) to dissolve sea shells.

Malt vinegar contains acetic acid. The acid reacts with the calcium carbonate in the shells to form calcium ions, water and carbon dioxide.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Chromatography atmosphere

This resource gives children a basic knowledge of the Earth's atmosphere and the ozone layer. The children will use chromatography to model the atmosphere surrounding the Earth.

 

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Watching a Glacier (7-11)

This activity uses satellite images of the Earth to show how a glacier has changed over almost three decades. Children are asked to measure the glacier to find out how much it has changed in size and to compare false-colour images to suggest how this helps us find out more about environmental change.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Lesson 5: How is the Arctic changing?

In this lesson students learn about the impacts of ice in the Arctic melting by watching a series of demonstrations. The context of the lesson is the work of Dr Helen Findlay who was investigating the effect of environmental change on the Arctic ecosystem.

The entire package of the Frozen Oceans primary resources is available here.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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