Climate Change and Victoria’s future
- Museum Staff-led
- Terms 2-4, Monday–Friday
- 120 minutes
- Year level
- Years 3-6
- Minmum student numbers
- Minimum 15 students
- Maximum student numbers
- Maximum 30 students
- Learning Lab Studio Program
$375 per workshop
- Booking information
- Bookings email us
Scientific data shows that Earth’s climate is changing. But what does this mean? And what can we do about it?
In this program students unpack information from the latest climate science report, to learn about how Victoria’s climate is already changing and what we can expect in the future.
As well as deepen their understanding of climate science and climate change, students take on the role of science communicators, as they work in small groups and use digital technologies to help them communicate about six key areas of climate action - Eating Sustainably, Reducing Energy Use, Travelling Responsibly, Protecting Parklands and Gardens, Reducing Raste, and Making Your Voice Heard.
The length of the program is 2 hours and takes place in Melbourne Museum’s Learning Lab Studio. All workshops in the Studio have a co-creative digital component and students may be filmed or photographed as part of their creative work. If teachers would like to receive students digital work they must ensure they have obtained relevant permissions from each student and each students’ legal guardian.
Privacy Collection Notice
Museums Victoria collects the recordings and photographs of students, in order to provide them to you. If student guardians do not agree to this, we will not collect students’ recordings and photographs. Museums Victoria will store the recordings and photographs of students securely until the end of term, when they will be deleted. The recordings and photographs of students will not be shared with any other parties, except where Museums Victoria is required or authorised to do so by law.
This is an interdisciplinary workshop that has links to the Science, Geography, Digital Technology and Sustainability curriculum areas.
Year 3 & 4
- 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)
- Types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment, the importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected; the use and management of natural resources and waste, and different views on how to do this sustainably (VCGGK082)
- Collect, access and present different types of data using simple software to create information and solve problems (VCDTDI021)
Year 5 & 6
- 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)
- Describe and explain interconnections within places and between places, and the effects of these interconnections (VCGGC087)
- Impacts of bushfires or floods on environments and communities, and how people can respond (VCGGK095)
- Environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of places and the management of spaces within them (VCGGK096)
- Acquire, store and validate different types of data and use a range of software to interpret and visualise data to create information (VCDTDI028)