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Climate Change Lessons

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Eden Project

Created by the Eden Project, these resources are designed to help teachers develop their pupils’ understanding of what Climate Change is, why it is happening and, most importantly, how they can act in response to it. Their lesson plans all address objectives from the National Curriculum whilst also offering solutions that empower learners to take realistic action both at school and in their own lives. 

Video: Explaining Climate Change

What is climate change? What is the greenhouse effect? Big questions, with surprisingly simple answers. Watch this snappy six-minute video taking you around the planet and back again with a clear, accessible explanation of climate change.

  • Suitable for KS2 and KS3

Curriculum Plan: How will we rise to the challenge of climate change

This inquiry of learning is a response to the climate emergency. Learning from the indigenous knowledge of the Inuit, young climate champions around the world and organisations like the Eden Project, pupils will discover that every one of us has a part to play as we work together for the well-being of our planet.

Key information

  • Medium Term Plan
  • Suitable for years 5 and 6
  • Cross-curricular

Lesson plan: Climate Response - Doers, Shoppers, Learners, Shouters

The purpose of this lesson is to support young people to be able to respond confidently to the climate emergency and in a way that makes sense to them. We share our thinking about the ways in which everyone can choose to respond to the current situation - whether they see themselves as Doers, Shoppers, Learners, Shouters or all of the above.

Key information

  • 1-hour lesson but could be easily adjusted and delivered as an assembly
  • Suitable for upper KS2, KS3 and KS4
  • Focuses on Citizenship, Science and Geography


Resource contents

  • Video

    Explaining Climate Change

  • Teacher’s Pack

    Curriculum Plan: Rising to the challenge of Climate Change

  • Link

    Lesson Plan: Climate Response


Environment and Sustainability

Age Ranges

KS2: ages 7-11, KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16


Citizenship, Geography, Science, Spiritual, moral, social, cultural (SMSC), Tutor/Form Groups

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