Our Living Climate


Years 5-10
Terms 2-3 Monday–Friday
Minimum 15 students
Maximum 150 students

Science, The Humanities

School programs and resources

Planetarium closure 10 February-9 March 2019: We are excited to announce the Melbourne Planetarium will be upgrading its state-of-the-art visual system to one that is brighter and three times the resolution of the current system. The upgraded system will give you an even better, immersive and awe-inspiring astronomical experience. The Planetarium will be closed during this period.

This show presents a dramatic and different  way of looking at climate and climate change.  A visually spectacular story unfolds on a global scale, revealing how the climate first evolved and how it has been endlessly transformed by weather patterns, Ice Ages and the appearance of new life forms.

Recent, man-made climate change will be seen in the context of changes in climate that have occurred throughout the Earth’s history and by looking closely at our planet’s place in the Solar System.

Floods or droughts, rain or shine, hot or cold; it all occurs within the remarkably thin veneer spanning the Earth – the Atmosphere.

Climate: the phenomenon that makes Life on Earth possible.

Curriculum links

  • Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Biological Sciences
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Physical Sciences.