The material contained in this section is relevant for a Primary School aged students. In addition, if applicable, the resources will contain links to teachers materials relevant to that topic. Just keep an eye out for the hashtags on each post for more information, eg #Grade1-3 or #ForTeachers.

Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
05 May 2014 12:59 PM
Agriculture and a Changing Climate (CarbonKids) - CSIRO
http://www.csiro.au/resources/CarbonKids-Agriculture
“This 36-page unit of work introduces students to the science of climate change with a focus on how climate change will affect agriculture in Australia. The unit provides: background information for teachers; a large number of activities including internet research, classroom debates and experiments; as well as scientific resources such as maps of Australia and case studies. .. Topics: climate change, greenhouse gases and effects, agriculture, agricultural production, farming systems”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
19 May 2014 02:29 PM
Weather, Climate and Water Science for Youth - World Meteorological Organisation

http://www.wmo.int/youth/climate_en.html

“WMO is the United Nations authoritative voice in weather, climate and water. This web site dedicated to children and teens answers frequently asked questions about weather, climate and water. It is also a starting point to understand how these affect every aspect of our daily lives” (lifted from site). Topics include weather, climate, water, greenhouse gases, pollution, ozone, natural hazards, tropical cyclones, El Nino, desertification. Information is presented in various ways including articles, videos, stories, cartoons and games.
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
19 May 2014 03:55 PM
Global Climate Change
http://climate.nasa.gov/

Scroll down left hand side and explore:
Climate Resources: quizzes, graphics, videos
Interactives: includes The Water Cycles, Head in the Clouds, How Hot is the Earth…
Images and videos: click Climate REEL for 43 videos and scroll further down to animations
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 12:42 PM
Games Section - Coolplanet

http://www.coolplanet2009.org/games.html

Includes such games as Stop Disasters, Play the Sandbag Climate Games, Take the Climate Challenge, Meet the Energy Hog, Go on an ECO Mission, Solve a Climate Crossword, Become and Eco Agent, Keep Winter Cool, Help the Seagull Strike Back… Can adjust levels of difficulty.
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 01:19 PM
Water: learn it for life –Waterwise Queensland, 2011

http://www.nrm.qld.gov.au/[…]/y7-science-water-cycles-web.pdf

“This is a 37-page PDF unit of work for year 7 that includes two teaching and learning sequences: 'Water journeys' focuses on the water cycle, and 'Pure water' focuses on the processes and people involved in creating and managing drinkable water. It provides Australian Curriculum links to science and to the cross-curriculum priorities of Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. There are also links to other learning areas and suggested local links. A final section contains seven student and teacher resource templates… Topics: atmosphere, non-renewable resources, renewable resources, separation (Mixtures), water supply, water conservation, water cycle, data, evaluation, explanation, predication, research and development, scientific control, engineers, flow charts ”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 01:47 PM
Eyes on the Earth - NASA

http://eyes.jpl.nasa.gov/earth/download.html

 

“Explore a 3D visualization of Earth's vital signs, including recent data for air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sea level, ice and water”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 01:49 PM
OzClim- Exploring Australian climate scenarios - CSIRO

http://www.csiro.au/ozclim/[…]532A47B554AF15A0373FD30BC34

“With OzClim you can generate climate change scenarios, explore climate scenarios from 2020 to 2100, be guided through the process of generating your own climate scenarios and download maps and projections data for research”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 01:49 PM
 Climate Data Online

http://www.bom.gov.au/

“This rich resource is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) web page that provides data for rainfall, temperature, weather and climate and solar exposure recorded by weather stations around Australia. The user can access observations and statistics by entering a weather station number, or by using text or an interactive map to search for a particular station. Selecting a station displays daily or monthly data recorded by that station for the chosen year, with an option to view the statistics as graphs. There are links to About Climate Data Online, How to get data - FAQs, and Technical Help”