Hands-on learning climate
We have developed hands on experiments demonstrating the following concepts:
- The greenhouse effect
- Ocean acidification
- Wind-driven ocean currents
- Stratification and ocean mixing
- Ocean circulation models
- Earth systems climate models
We are working towards making our lesson plans publically available,
in the meantime if you have an interest in the demo's please feel
free to email us
About the demonstrations:
The demonstrations have been developed and tested during many elementary
school tours of the UVic Climate Modelling Lab. The lesson plans
have been designed for grade 5 learners, but they are easily
adaptable to any grade level. Typical demonstrations take 10-15
minutes each, and can be done with a minimum of easy-to-get supplies.
We have also shown off the demo's at the educators day event at the
will be at the BC Parks centenary celebrations at Gowland-Todd
provincial park on the 24th
The demo team:
The demonstrations were developed from the above students contributions to the school tours of Andrew Weaver's Climate Lab, which mainly relates to the School-Based Weather Station Network
run by Ed Wiebe.
The UVic Ocean Students Society
is also looking to develop this and more ocean related content for schools and is looking for demo volunteers.
These demonstrations form part of the Climate Modelling Group's
activites under the NSERC CREATE Training Program in Interdisciplinary Climate Science.