Climate change

In this section you can find resouces, lesson plans, video about climate change and its conseguences, such as global warming, glaciers melting, extreme events, biodiversity loss..

1. Earth Climate

Weather and climate


LESSON:  monitoring weather and climate


Goals    


  • Learn how weather predictions are made, and the importance of data collection
  • Understand how to detect inputs from sensors

  • Learn how to process data received from sensors

  • Be part of a larger effort to gain a holistic understanding of global environmental issues

  • Understand the difference between weather and climate


Subject     

Earth Science, Physics


Students age     

14-18 y


Description


Activity1 (1 h): weather and climate
The weather is important to our daily lives, so let’s see how it works.

Video

Read  this article and watch this video

 


Activity2 (3 h): make your own weather station

You can skip this part and use data from meteo net, like meteorete in Italy, Metoffice or ESA Earth online.

We built our weather station using the kit Pce fws 20 (PCE ITALIA)

 Students were asked to examine the sensors and we had lessons about the  rain gauge, the wind vane. the  anemometer, the ambient temperature and the relative humidity of the air sensor, the barometric pressure sensor.

We tested our weather station, then some teachers installed it outside, on the roof of our school.
Installation



Now  it's possible connect the station (or the meteo data net) to Raspberry Pi and use  the teach resources

For younger students you can follow these activities

Activity3: monitoring the weather
Students have to analyze the data every week and send their value to the International monitoring system in EduArctic,
Data from Italian weather station.


Tags: