Changing Climates – Grades 3-4

Lessons will introduce simple ideas surrounding the cause & effect of climate change to allow pupils to develop a basic understanding of fossil fuels and greenhouse gases. Pupils will explore some of the impacts of climate change on human and non-human communities, building empathy and understanding ways to work together and take action to inspire positive change.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources4 x lesson plans
Scheme of work
Teacher pack
Lesson resources2 x lesson resources
Parent resourcesParent Pack
Vole’s Big Flood

Aims & Objectives

Lessons will introduce simple ideas surrounding the cause & effect of climate change to allow pupils to develop a basic understanding of fossil fuels and greenhouse gases.

Pupils will explore some of the impacts of climate change on human and non-human communities, building empathy and understanding ways to work together and take action to inspire positive change.

What you will learn

Lesson 1 | Immerse | Our Changing Climate
Engaging with some of the realities of climate change, introducing the science and exploring ‘Deep Time’

Lesson 2 | Understand | Cause and Effect
Exploring causes and effects of climate change and understanding the influence of human activities

Lesson 3 | Perspectives | The Ripple Effects
Empathising with the impact of climate change in different communities, contexts and environments

Lesson 4 | Empower | Be the Change
Connecting with global change-makers and exploring emotional responses to climate change, learning to move from anxiety to empowerment

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 3-4 | 8-10 years
CAPS SubjectLife Skills
Grade 3 alignmentTerm 2: Recycling
a. What happens with our waste and what impacts does it have on the environment?

Term 3: Pollution
a. What is pollution?
b. Different types of pollution and the impact it has on the environment

Term 3: How people lived long ago
a. Change and continuity

Term 4: Products and processes
a. Plants and earth resources that we use for our benefit and the processes involved

Term 4: Disasters and what we should do – Climate change
a. Types of natural disasters and the impacts of them on people and the environment
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Module Includes

  • 4 Lessons