Class Zero Emission: climate change experiments

This experiment booklet is designed for sixth form students. It allows students to work independently, learning through experiments about the key role of the
Polar Regions play in the Eath's climate system. Given de broad nature of climate change issues, the experiments are interdisciplinary and provide across curricular learning experience linking to a range of subjects including biology, geography, citizenship, physics and chemistry. In addition, they offer the opportunity to students to acquire research skills. The experiments are based on 5 interlinked themes:

  • Sea level rise
  • Albedo
  • Thermohaline circulation
  • Ocean acidification
  • Paleoclimatology


These experiments have already been extensively tested in Class Zero Emission workshops, organized by the International
Polar Foundation.

Each theme is introduced by a background information sheet, followed by a description of the experiment and a worksheet for students to complete. Model answers for the worksheet are available.

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