A level Physics
These materials are aimed at any AS/A2 course.
There are several links between the work that the climateprediction.net team are doing and the Advancing Physics AS / A2 course: See the teachers’ notes for some specific ideas.
Title and description | Notes |
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Using climateprediction.net with Advancing Physics | Teachers’ notes (pdf, 100 KB) |
Introducing climate prediction | Suggested use of simple climate model and presentation teachers’ notes and lesson plan (pdf, 90 KB) |
Introduction, including the simple climate model (pdf, 260 KB) | |
Introduction, including the simple climate model presentation (ppt, 290 KB) | |
Climate modelling using Modellus | Students’ worksheet, requires Modellus (pdf, 170 KB) |
Worksheet, requires Modellus (mdl, 13 KB) | |
Simple Climate Model | Teachers’ notes calculator version (pdf, 140 KB) |
Students’ notes (pdf, 120 KB) | |
Excel worksheet version (xls, 14 KB) | |
Simple Climate Model – programming extension | For advanced students, replaces spreadsheet Excel version (pdf, 80 KB) |
Simple Climate Model | Paper and calculator worksheet (pdf, 100 KB) |
climateprediction.net results so far | Analysis excercise, teachers’ notes. Does not require the climateprediction.net model to be running (pdf, 110 KB) |
Analysis excercise does not require the climateprediction.net model to be running (pdf, 300 KB) | |
The logistic equation | Spreadsheet excercise Stand-alone excercise uses the logistic equation as an example of a chaotic system (xls, 30 KB) |
Students’ worksheet Stand-alone excercise uses the logistic equation as an example of a chaotic system (pdf, 140 KB) | |
Teachers’ notes Stand-alone excercise uses the logistic equation as an example of a chaotic system (pdf, 40 KB) | |
Advanced Climate Model | Students’ notes Spreadsheet looking at the possible mechanisms of climate change (pdf, 110 KB) |
Spreadsheet looking at the possible mechanisms of climate change (xls, 150 KB) | |
Science Behind the Headlines | Summary document for teachers. Discussion excercise looking at the portrayal of science and scientists in the media (doc, 30 KB) |
Headlines with missing words. Discussion excercise looking at the portrayal of science and scientists in the media (doc, 120 KB) | |
Stories behind the headlines. Discussion excercise looking at the portrayal of science and scientists in the media (doc, 30 KB) | |
News article on the effect of heat waves on plants. Discussion excercise looking at the portrayal of science and scientists in the media (doc, 70 KB) | |
Final discussion. Discussion excercise looking at the portrayal of science and scientists in the media (doc, 20 KB) |