The Chemistry of Climate Change
Permission from the British Antartic Survey and Keith Shine at the University of Reading
It is important that young people have a sound understanding of both the scientific principle behind, and the evidence for, climate change in order that they can make informed decisions as citizens on the subject.
The RSC has developed a resource for both 14-16 and 16-18 year olds to support teachers of science and chemistry to deliver this important topic.
The material is split into student worksheets and accompanying teachers' notes. It aims to:
- describe some of the research undertaken
- show how the chemical sciences can contribute to our understanding of the challenges of climate change
- enable students to use their chemical knowledge in this familiar, yet perhaps not particularly well-understood, context
- equip students to better understand the news and media reports which they see
- inspire students to study the chemical sciences further themselves.
The resource is written by Vicky Wong.
From Professor David Garner, RSC President
A brief overview of the resource by the author, Vicky Wong
Resources for students aged 14-16
Resources for students aged 16-18
Chemistry, Energy and Climate Change Presentation
Presentation by Richard Pike. To use the powerpoint presentation save the file locally and left click on the slides to activate
PowerPoint presentation (835k)
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Explaining Climate Change
A set of interactive, web-based learning tools and resources to deepen your understanding of climate change.
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