This activity involves building a tiny, wind-powered elevator: a small cup lifted by a pinwheel. You could use the elevator to lift things from the ground floor to the second floor of a house you make from shoe boxes.
Students work together to create a rope timeline that illustrates time scales of thousands of years compared with human lifetimes.
Students use art to express their vision of what a better climate future could look like in their community, and how we could achieve this.
Students build small paper houses and design and build structures such as gutters and rain gardens to divert and capture rainwater. They then test their designs with simulated rain.
Students build a simple wind dial (anemometer) and explore how pine cones can tell us about humidity in the air.
Students learn through play in this activity where they devise, create, and test ideas for protecting a garden from heavy rains.
Students use basic thermometers to measure air temperatures under different conditions, draw conclusions about why air temperatures differ in these conditions, and apply what they’ve learned to strategies for staying cool during extreme heat events.