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Climate change and Victoria's future online

What
Online
When
Terms 3-4, Mon & Fri
9.30am & 1pm
Duration
90 mins
Year level
Years 3-6
Minmum student numbers
Minimum 20 students
Maximum student numbers
Maximum 90 students
Cost
Virtual Program
Free for Government schools
Supported by the Department of Education and Training

$90 per school + booking fee for non-government schools
Booking information
Bookings (03) 8341 7767

Learn why the Earth’s climate is changing, and what we can do to help.

Scientific data shows that Earth’s climate is changing. But what does this mean? And what can we do about it?

Developed as part of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series, this online virtual learning program provides an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of climate science, and expand their thinking around climate action!

Climate change and Victoria’s future begins by unpacking the relationship between weather and climate and examining the role that the atmosphere plays in stabilising our climate. The program then shifts its focus to Victoria, as students use information from the latest climate science report to learn about  Victoria’s climate risks and  what can be done to mitigate them.

This 90-minute program is delivered as a virtual incursion by museum educators. Please note that the start time of this program can be altered slightly to to fit in with school timetables, eg. 9.15am–10.45am.

The structure of the program is as follows:

  • 40 min whole class online learning component directed by museum educator
  • 25 min small group classroom activity facilitated in class teacher using museum resources
  • 25 min whole class online discussion and sharing directed by museum educator

Teachers will receive printable resources to support student learning during this program.

Any questions?

Curriculum links

Year 3 & 4 Science

  • Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (VCSSU062)
  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (VCSSU056)

Year 5 & 6 Science

  • Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface (VCSSU080)
  • Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073)

Supported by

This program has been developed as part of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series. It is free for Victorian government schools, funded by the Department of Education and Training.

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