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What do you want to know about biodiversity loss? (Royal Society)
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What do you want to know about biodiversity loss? (Royal Society)

The Royal Society’s new classroom resources, based on the latest evidence available to scientists, can be used to engage students of all ages in discussions about biodiversity loss. As with our climate resources, these Q&A based resources come in two ability levels to suit those aged 7 to 18: a basic 10 question and answer…

What do you want to know about climate change?  (Royal Society)
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What do you want to know about climate change? (Royal Society)

The Royal Society’s new evidence-based classroom resources can be used to engage students of all ages in the climate debate. Freely available on our website, these Q&A based resources come in two ability levels to suit those aged 7 to 18: a basic 10 question and answer version suitable for primary school students or younger…

The Carbon Cycle (European Space Agency)
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The Carbon Cycle (European Space Agency)

Carbon compounds are essential to life. A range of natural processes cycles carbon between the ocean, the land and the atmosphere. The key to controlling climate change is understanding and managing this carbon cycle – cutting down emissions of carbon to the atmosphere while increasing the amount of carbon stored in other places. This printable…

Taking the Pulse of the Planet KS4 (European Space Agency)
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Taking the Pulse of the Planet KS4 (European Space Agency)

Satellites offer a unique global perspective on the Earth’s climate. Earth observation satellites take daily images that reveal a wealth of detail about our changing planet and we now have over three decades of observations describing some of the most important climate variables. These are essential for setting up climate models and checking their accuracy….

Planetary Heat Pumps (European Space Agency)
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Planetary Heat Pumps (European Space Agency)

The sea is incredibly good at storing heat. So good, that just the top three metres of the ocean contain as much heat as the entire atmosphere. The ocean’s ability to accumulate, transport and slowly release the energy it receives from the Sun makes it one of the key regulators of weather and climate on…

Urban Hotspots (European Space Agency)
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Urban Hotspots (European Space Agency)

The urban heat island effect is a phenomenon that leads to temperatures in cities often being higher than those in surrounding rural areas. This effect is amplified during heatwaves. As the world becomes more urbanised, and heatwaves become more likely due to climate change, building cities that reduce this effect becomes ever-more important. This printable…

Country Under Threat (European Space Agency)
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Country Under Threat (European Space Agency)

Global warming is causing polar ice sheets and glaciers to melt, adding more water to the oceans. Warming water also expands, causing the height of the sea’s surface to rise. The combination of high tides, sea level rise and storm waves endanger the survival of islands, costal communities and entire nations all around the world….

Is Ozone Good or Bad? (European Space Agency)
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Is Ozone Good or Bad? (European Space Agency)

The layer of ozone high up in the stratosphere is our main defence against the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation. But ozone is also a powerful greenhouse gas and ozone at ground level is a hazard to health. The Montreal Protocol to reduce the use of ozone-destroying chemicals world-wide is an inspirational example of how countries can…

The Water Cycle (European Space Agency)
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The Water Cycle (European Space Agency)

We all depend on the freshwater that cycles through the water cycle for hygiene and industry as well as for drinking and growing our food. Global warming changes the water cycle in complex ways that vary from place to place around the world. This printable pack contains a set of ready-to-use activities suitable for use…