Here are some science resources to help explain climate and allied sciences to the general public.
- Adrift (Tracking pollution in our oceans): Click on any part of the ocean and see where an object will drift for the next ten years. Originally created to track ocean garbage it shows where rubbish ends up or looks backwards in time to show where it came from.
- Plastinography: Guided, interactive lessons with videos explaining how rubbish gets into and moves through our oceans.
- Scorcher (Beta): A website tracking past and current heatwaves across Australia.
- Ask a Climate Scientist: A Facebook page run by climate scientists who can answer any questions you may have about climate science.
Mapped to the Australian Science Curriculum
- Australian Academy of Science Report: The Science of Climate Change: Questions and Answers
- Australian Academy of Science teachers tools: Science by Doing: (Registration needed) Includes Year 10 - Systems on the Big Scale includes greenhouse effect and carbon cycle.
- Science Web Australia: The most relevant resource for extreme weather/climate can be found in Years 5-6.
- NetLogo: Netlogo uses easily edited modelling tools to teach scientific concepts. These can include ecosystem dynamics and greenhouse effect.
- Global Warming: Understanding the forecast: A selection of courses, videos and tools. Would suit Year 10 students up.
- NASA - Climate Science Investigations (CSI): A series of courses ideal for secondary students exploring many aspects of climate change.
- SPICE - Teacher resources from the University of Western Australia includes Climate Change and the Greenhouse Effect.
- Climate Change explainer from US Global Change Research Program: Good videos and simple explanations of climate change. Includes and excellent and extensive multimedia gallery.
- Skeptical Science: A great resource that uses peer reviewed science to deal with claims by global warming deniers.
- Adapt NSW. NSW Government webpage with climate projections showing how temperature, rainfall, fires, heat and cold nights will alter with climate change. A range of educational resources for teachers and students are also available.
Useful videos about climate science
- 13 Misconceptions about global warming: An amusing and insightful video by Veritasium explaining some of the fundamental misunderstandings around climate change.
- Weather vs Climate: A video by Neil deGrasse Tyson usng a dog and beach to explain the difference between climate and weather.