A series of inspirational classroom resources to engage students to learn about Earth’s changing climate and how to monitor our planet from space.
Developed under the ESA Climate Change Initiative (CCI), these resources help teachers to cover the major aspects of the climate system and support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics topics across eleven educational systems from ESA member States.
Consisting of a teacher guide, student worksheets and links to resources for additional information, each classroom resource use engaging climate narratives, practical experiments and integrates ESA's Climate from Space web application, allowing students to explore over 40 years of global satellite data used to understand many aspects of the climate and provide early warning of change.
Tailored to the curricula for primary and secondary education across Europe, a full complement of 10 resources are under development, and will be made available in five European languages.
Primary classroom resources
- Is ozone good or bad? The role of human pollution in destroying the ozone layer.
- The water cycle – The effect of global warming on flood and drought
- Country under threat – The role of global warming in sea level rise and flooding of coastal cities and small islands
Lower secondary education
- A passage opens – The threat of melting sea-ice due to global warming
- *The carbon cycle – How increased emission of carbon dioxide is affecting forests, oceans and our lives
- Taking the pulse of the planet – How satellite data helps our understanding climate change
Upper secondary education
- *Taking the pulse of the planet – How satellite data helps our understanding climate change
- *Urban hotspot – How urban areas are increasing the frequency of heat waves
- Biodiversity and habitat loss – How climate change is causing biodiversity and habitat loss
- *Planetary heat pumps – How global warming is modulating the role of oceans as heat regulator
- *Feeding the growing world – How climate change is threatening food security and crop production
*= under development