Sustainable and Attainable
Sustainable and Attainable has been designed for teachers. It has a Learn section with background information about climate change and its relationship to themes such as waste, water and energy. It also has an Assess section that guides teachers through a process leading to an Ecomapping style of environmental assessment that provides information to help planning for environmental action in schools and in the community. There are tools to help assess your local environment in the Resource section, with case studies to share what others are doing.
18th August 2010
Professor Barry Brook provides an update on the latest research on human induced climate change. The forum was arranged by Cowandilla Primary School, as part of their focus on addressing climate change issues, and raising awareness amongst the local community.
State of the Climate
Australia’s two lead climate science agencies – the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology - have produced a snapshot of the state of the climate to update Australians about how their climate has changed and what it means.
Operation: Coolenation provides excellent background information about global warming and climate change for teachers and students. Resource packs are available for teachers.
In addition, primary school visits by a project officer are available to help you get started
CarbonKids is a CSIRO education program on climate change with diverse, informative and interesting units of work for primary and middle years students
www.csiro.au/products/CarbonKids-Resource.html (units of work and teacher notes)
Check out the CO2 emissions, birth and death rates in each country of the world, simulated in real time.
The structure of Greenhouse gas molecules
New hot topics provide answers to some common climate change science questions - helping you to separate the facts from the fiction.
Green Vehicle Guide
Greenhouse Gas Emissions for new cars and a fuel comparison guide for used cars. An Australian Government Initiative.
Compare the fuel efficiency and Greenhouse gas emissions of different cars. United States Department of Energy.
Climate Hot Map
A world map illustrating the local consequences of global warming.
Australian Academy of Science - Primary Connections
This site contains a diverse range of science based resources which are linked to many aspects of the school curriculum. Topics can relate to Energy, Biodiversity, Purchasing, Climate and Water.
Indigenous Concepts of Country and Sustainability
The Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations commissioned ARIES, as part of the Skills for the Carbon Challenge initiative, to develop a 3-hour Indigenous Concepts of Country and Sustainability module that could be inserted across a variety of university curricula – particularly within non-technical courses including business, education, arts, health and other social sciences.
The Indigenous concept of Country provides an excellent way for students to engage with systemic thinking and sustainability. It is the holistic engagement of a person with a specific physical location that is both symbolic and real. Australian Indigenous people have a deep emotional connection to Country – they care for and nurture Country; visit Country; talk to Country; sing for Country; and feel sorry for Country. Country defines identity and with identity comes obligation to oneself, to others past, present and future, and to nature.
The module is available for free download from: