The Flood Hub's brand new KS2 Climate Change Education Package

The Flood Hub have announced the launch of their second Education Package, which is all about climate change. It contains a number of lessons and resources for schools and young people and aims to increase their knowledge on climate change. It can be found on their ‘Learning’ page here or by clicking on the following link:

The lessons are pitched at KS2 level (ages 7 to 11), although a lot of the material included can be adapted for other key stage levels. Each lesson pack contains a PowerPoint lesson, a lesson plan with teacher’s notes and resources such as worksheets, which may be required for in-class exercises or homework.

Below is an outline about each of the four lessons:

  • Lesson 1 - This lesson helps students to understand the difference between weather and climate. It introduces some of the different global climate zones that there are, and which countries are in them. The final part of the lesson gives some examples of extreme weather which will be covered in a later lesson.
  • Lesson 2 - This lesson is all about climate change, what it is, the causes of it and why it is happening. It covers the greenhouse effect and how it is causing global warming and consequential climate change, as well as some of the human activities that are causing it.
  • Lesson 3 - Extreme weather, rising global temperatures and sea-level rise are just some of the effects of climate change that are covered in this lesson. This lesson will teach pupils all about some of the various effects and make them aware that these effects are becoming increasingly visible year on year.
  • Lesson 4 - This lesson highlights some of the steps that we can all take to reduce the effects of climate change. It includes those which can be taken both at school and at home and provides ideas of how we can spread the awareness of climate change to a wider audience. It also introduces the terms “carbon neutral” and “net zero”.

The Flood Hub have posted about the launch of the lessons on their social media channels:

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