Powerpoint and worksheets explaining the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect
Starter is an odd-one-out quiz of various human activities which affect climate
Students draw a pie chart showing sources of greenhouse gases from human activities then memorise and sketch the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect
The main work involves constructing a mind map of the effects caused by major greenhouse pollutants (carbon dioxide, water vapour, nitrous oxide, methane and halocarbons)
1-3: How does (a) industry and (b) farming make climate change worse?
4-6: How do humans add to the Greenhouse Effect and climate change?
7-9: Using named chemical compounds, explain how human actions increase the rate of climate change
Plenary: affects of contrails on the short-term weather
Enough for two lessons
Powerpoint and worksheet covering the Global Circulation System and the effects of latitude on climate. Starter looks at photos and how extreme weather might affect human life in those places. Lesson then goes through why the equator is hot/wet, the formation of deserts at 30 degrees and the reasons for cold deserts at the Poles. The worksheet is filled in through the lesson to explain the links between latitude, atmospheric cells and biomes. Differentiated GCSE style questions at the end of each section.
Powerpoint, worksheet and resource sheets beginning with some strange facts about the climate. Activity finding out how climate data is collected and each method's limitations. A section about climate change denial and the reasons for ignoring the scientific findings. Differentiated questions:
1-3: Choose two of the stakeholders and describe why they might say climate change is not a problem
4-6: Explain one economic reason and one social reason why some people might say climate change is not a problem
7-9: Explain the political and psychological factors which might lead to climate change denial
Links to videos which further understanding .
Static electricity (including uses e.g. defibrillators- restarting a heart)
Wires in a plug
Radiation (types, ionising, medical uses etc.)