This teacher resource lists selected articles from the Connected and School Journal reading series that support science concepts when teaching about climate change.
|Connected and School Journal titles and synopses for the topic climate change||Science Learning Hub resources supported by the titles|
How big is your footprint? by Norman Bilbrough
School Journal Part 3 Number 1 2011
An article about climate change in the 21st century (includes teacher support material).
Trees, seas and soil, by Renata Hopkins
Connected Level 2020
Use this article to discover what a carbon sink is and why they are so important.
The Great Barrier Reef: See It While You Can! by Sarah Wilcox
School Journal Level 4 2013
This article explores rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and the effect on the world's oceans and coral reefs.
The Big Chill and the Big Drill by Rupert Alchin
Connected Level 1 and 2 2008
ANDRILL scientists drill into the Antarctic seabed to learn about Antarctica’s climate and how it has changed from ancient times.
Captured in ice by Veronika Meduna
Connected Level 3 2017
Nancy Bertler collects ice cores to learn how the Earth’s climate has changed over time.
The ANDRILL operation video
59.5 Degrees South by Sarah Wilcox
School Journal Level 3 August 2013
This article provides information on Argo floats –devices that measure ocean currents, temperature and salinity (includes teacher support material).
Global action by Phillip Simpson
Connected Level 4 2017
This article examines what global warming is and how computer modelling works and identifies how science may help New Zealand reduce its agricultural emissions
Rising seas by Kate Potter
Connected Level 3 2014
This article looks at the role of evidence in determining that sea levels are rising. It also notes some of the implications of sea level rise
Building for the future by Adrienne Jansen
Connected Level 3 2017
This article tells how experts work together to future proof a coastal village from the threat of tsunamis and rising seas.
Activity ideaScience and partnership with a Sāmoan village
Climate change resources – planning pathways breaks climate change down into smaller, bite-size topics and key science concepts.
Climate science has its own language. Check out a few key terms – with references to New Zealand’s greenhouse gas profile.
Collection of related content
The Science Learning Hub team has curated a collection of resources related to climate change. Login to make this collection part of your private collection, just click on the copy icon. You can then add additional content, notes and make other changes. Registering an account for the Science Learning Hubs is easy and free – sign up with your email address or Google account. Look for the Sign in button at the top of each page.
The Ministry of Education's Climate Change Learning Programme is a level 4 programme focused on climate change that includes specific student activities; the wellbeing guide focuses on student wellbeing and hauora when navigating climate change as an area of learning and action. Many of the suggestions are relevant to other learning levels.
Returning to a green Antarctica is a comic by Simone Giovanardi and Bella Duncan. It explains why Antarctica once looked more like South Island’s West Coast beech forests than the frozen continent we know today.