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'The little green book', 1995

This is a booklet titled 'The little green book: a kids handy guide to caring for the environment', published by Cadbury Australia. The front cover displays six of Cadbury's 'Yowie' characters. The booklet measures 210 mm by 148 mm.

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Carbon dioxide and the oceans

This is a colour video clip describing how carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are increasing global temperatures and causing acidification of the oceans. It features two New Zealand scientists, hydrologist Dr Dave Campbell of the University of Waikato, who talks about atmospheric water vapour, and ...

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Melting permafrost: a sign of climate change?

Until recently, evidence led scientists to think that Arctic permafrost was melting at a much slower rate than is the case now. During climate change talks, a stark warning was sounded that permafrost thawing could push the Earth's climate past a tipping point. In this clip, find out a bit more about permafrost melting ...

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Check out these weird clouds

Clouds nearly 100 km above Earth's surface? That's weird! Join Mark Horstman in Antarctica to explore noctilucent clouds and the LIDAR technology used to measure temperature in the upper atmosphere. Discover how this top-down study of the atmosphere is providing fresh knowledge about climate change.

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Earth Alert

Tune in to a television program exploring environmental issues. Solve four ecological problems involving pest animals and humans: domestic cats, European wasps, sea stars and rural drivers. Get tips for solving environmental problems in your local area.

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Energy - senior years

This collection of 16 digital curriculum resources is organised into three categories - forms of energy; energy conversions; and energy management. Learning objects enable students to build energy-efficient cars; consider environmental and economic implications of a range of energy sources including solar and wind; operate ...

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Low-emission fossil fuel technologies

Find out how carbon emissions from power generation can be reduced. This is a PowerPoint presentation that deals with the contribution carbon capture and storage can make towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It explains the carbon cycle and the greenhouse effect. Techniques of carbon capture are described and their ...

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First sign of climate change

This is a video resource describing the rapid loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic, which has warmed at twice the global rate over the last 50 years. The video features footage of the Arctic and some of the wildlife dependent on that environment, and makes effective use of time-lapse animation to show the dramatic reduction ...

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Climate change

This is a detailed plan for teaching a unit on climate change. It includes a unit outline, overview and aim, learning outcomes, inquiry questions, background information about climate change, lesson plans and a guide to assessment. The lesson sequence is based on the inquiry based 5Es approach to teaching Science, with ...

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Clean energy: student activity sheets

This teacher resource provides a set of worksheets about renewable, low-carbon-emission energy resources. The worksheets are designed to accompany the suggested classroom activities and lessons from the Clean Energy Council. The worksheets include a Venn diagram, KWL chart, clues for a game and practical activities, and ...

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Climate 4 classrooms

This resource is a teaching and learning website about the large-scale features that determine climate and climate change, and the impact of predicted climate change on different parts of the world. There are 11 topics that are designed to develop students' understanding of the challenges and processes of predicting climate ...

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Greenhouse effect in a greenhouse

This is an interactive resource in which students collect real data and relate changes in sunlight to the temperature of air trapped in a container. Students build a miniature 'greenhouse' out of a plastic container and plastic wrap, fill it with different materials and observe the effect this has on temperature. Students ...

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Greenhouse gases

This is an interactive resource in which students use a simulation to explore how the earth's atmosphere affects the energy balance between incoming and outgoing radiation. Using an interactive model, students adjust realistic parameters such as how many clouds are present or how much carbon dioxide is in the air, and watch ...

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Greenhouse light and temperature

This is an interactive resource exploring how changes in sunlight relate to the temperature of air trapped in a container. Students make a miniature greenhouse and measure the light levels at different 'times of day' modeled by changing the angle of a lamp. They record and analyse data to explore how a greenhouse works ...

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Radiant energy flow

This is an interactive resource allowing students to explore the energy balance between incoming and outgoing radiation on the earth. Students use a simulation to control the amounts of carbon dioxide and clouds present and learn how these factors can influence global temperature. They record results using snapshots of ...

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Sunlight, infrared, carbon dioxide and the ground

This is an interactive resource about how solar radiation interacts with Earth's surface and atmosphere. Students explore how solar radiation interacts with the Earth and its atmosphere to cause global warming. They use a molecular level model to watch the effects of sunlight and infrared radiation on the ground and on ...

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The greenhouse effect

This is an interactive resource about how greenhouse gases affect the climate. Students use a simulation to explore the atmosphere during the ice age and today. They change variables such as adding clouds, changing greenhouse gas concentrations and see how the temperature changes. They can then compare this to the effect ...

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Big systems: teacher guide

This is a teacher guide comprised of lessons for teaching a unit on the four principle Earth systems: the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere future of science with an emphasis on climate science, global warming, and the Earth’s structure and natural disasters like volcanoes. This resource includes background ...

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Big systems: student guide

This is a downloadable (PDF) student guide that looks at Earth and the big systems within it from the atmosphere above Earth, to the hydrosphere and biosphere on its surface, and the lithosphere below the crust. This resource contains different parts or chapters, such as Plate tectonics and Climate Science, each with information, ...

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Big systems: student digital

This is a student digital resource that contains interactive materials for exploring the large-scale systems and our Earth. This resource contains a rich array of digital interactive activities, video clips, images and diagrams, supportive information and notebook questions, and is divided into several parts such as ‘Tectonics ...