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  • Age 8+
  • Climate Change

GeoBus Climate Science

Resources

GeoBus has developed the following educational resources with the aim of providing an engaging, reliable, straight-forward, and logical framework for teaching climate change.
  • Age 13+
  • Pollution
  • Research

Meet the Scientist: Kirsty Pringle, University of Leeds

Resources

Children in Bradford become Citizen Scientists in the BiB Breathes Project. Find out how they play a key role in monitoring air pollution in the city.
  • Age 8+
  • Citizenship
  • Conservation
  • Pollution

Citizen Science: PFAS Free

Resources

They are harmful to our environment as they take 1000 years to degrade. Learn more about PFAS and how you can be a citizen scientist and help identify products which contain them.
  • All Ages
  • Climate Change

Dynamic Earth – Weather v’s Climate

Video

Weather and climate are closely connected terms, and they can easily be mixed up. Watch our quick video to learn the difference.
  • Age 8+
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation

Dynamic Earth – The importance of trees

Video; Resources

Watch this video to find out what makes trees vital for helping to reverse some of the effects of climate change.
  • All Ages
  • Biodiversity
  • Nature

Dynamic Earth – Atlantic Adventures with ATLAS augmented reality colouring in

Video; Resources

Discover the creatures living in the deep Atlantic Ocean with our augmented reality colouring in.
  • Age 8+
  • Climate Change
  • Pollution

Dynamic Earth – Air Pollution

Video; Resources

Discover more about air pollution and try your own air quality investigation with Dynamic Earth.
  • All Ages
  • Citizenship
  • Conservation
  • Pollution

The Great Nurdle Hunt

Resources

Plastic pollution is widespread but you can be part of a group of people who care about the damaging effects nurdles have on our beaches, seas and wildlife.
  • All Ages
  • Climate Change

Q&A With Dr. James Rae

Video

Dr. Rae returns to help investigate climate science further, answer any questions and give advice on sustainable lifestyles by responding to questions put forward by our followers on social media.
  • All Ages
  • Climate Change
  • Energy

Dr. James Rae – Climate Change: Simple, Serious & Solvable

Video

We are joined by Dr. James Rae to help us understand just what climate change is, why it’s so serious and how we can go about solving it.
  • Age 8+
  • Careers
  • Conservation

Meet the Scientist: RZSS staff profile – Jess

Video

What happens behind the scenes at a zoo? Hear from some of the zoo staff about what their job entails and why their work at Edinburgh Zoo is so important. Today we hear from Jess who is an Education Officer.
  • Age 8+
  • Careers
  • Conservation

Meet the Scientist: RZSS staff profile – Helen Taylor

Video

What happens behind the scenes at a zoo? Hear from some of the zoo staff about what their job entails and why their work at Edinburgh Zoo is so important. Today we hear from Helen who is a conservation scientist.
  • All Ages
  • Citizenship
  • Conservation

Citizen Science: What is Pollination?

Video

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BCT) are looking out for our bumblebee friends. Find out more about these wonderful insects and what you can do to safeguard their future in the BCT Learning Zone.
  • All Ages
  • Citizenship
  • Conservation

Citizen Science: Bumblebee Conservation Trust – Bee Identification

Video

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BCT) are looking out for our bumblebee friends. Find out more about these wonderful insects and what you can do to safeguard their future in the BCT Learning Zone.
  • Age 7 and under
  • Citizenship
  • Conservation

Citizen Science: Nature Scot Children’s Activity Sheets (Bees & Wasps)

Resources

We have a series of poster factsheets covering key pollinators. These can be printed out up to A3 size and feature a range of facts, puzzles and jokes on the reverse side.
  • All Ages
  • Citizenship
  • Conservation

Citizen Science: PoMS Fit Count

Video

The Flower-Insect Timed Count (FIT count) is one of two surveys to form a Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS).
  • All Ages
  • Citizenship
  • Conservation

Citizen Science: Upstream Battle

Interview

80% of marine litter comes from land. Join Heather from Keep Scotland Beautiful as we learn about their exciting citizen science campaign ‘Upstream Battle’ which aims to tackle marine litter from its source.
  • All Ages
  • Citizenship
  • Conservation

Citizen Science: Team Up to Clean Up

Interview

Learn about Renfrewshire Council’s exciting environmental improvement campaign ‘Team Up to Clean Up’ which is on a mission tackle the problem of litter in our local communities, one litter pick at a time.
  • Age 8+
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation

Film: Ice Coring in Antarctica

Video

Antarctic ice cores hold the secrets of our past climate. In this film, EPICA shows us how they drilled in East Antarctica to retrieve a climate record.
  • Age 8+
  • Biodiversity
  • Careers
  • Conservation

Film: A Changing Arctic with Dr Kevin Newsham

Video

Dr Kevin Newsham, a soil and plant ecologist working at the British Antarctic Survey talks about his research on the response of soil microbes to warming in the Arctic.
  • Age 8+
  • Climate Change

GeoBus: Glaciology in a Minute – What is Glacial Carving?

Video

Discover glacial carving – what is it and how is it affected by climate change? Join GeoBus and learn about glacial carving in 1 minute.
  • Age 8+
  • Geology

GeoBus: Glaciology in a Minute – How Does a Glacier Shape the Landscape?

Video

Join GeoBus for a 1 minute rundown of how glaciers shape the landscape.
  • Age 8+
  • Climate Change

GeoBus: Glaciology in a Minute – How is Climate Change affecting Glaciers?

Video

Join GeoBus for a 1 minute insight into how human activity is contributing to climate change and the impact this is having on glaciers and life on our world.
  • Age 8+
  • Weather

GeoBus: Glaciology in a Minute – How Do Glaciers Form?

Video

Join GeoBus for a 1 minute breakdown of glaciers
  • Age 8+
  • Climate Change
  • Weather

GeoBus: Climate Science in a Minute – What are the impacts of Climate Change?

Video

Join GeoBus for a 1 minute introduction to climate change and discover how a rise in global temperature is contributing to rising sea levels and changing weather.
  • Age 8+
  • Climate Change
  • Weather

GeoBus: Climate Science in a Minute – What is the Greenhouse Effect?

Video

Join GeoBus as they explain what the Greenhouse Effect is in under a minute.
  • Age 8+
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change

Learning Lab: Biodiversity

Video

What is biodiversity, where can we see it and why is it important? Discover more in GSC’s Learning Lab video.
  • Age 13+
  • Biodiversity
  • Careers
  • Climate Change
  • Research

Meet the Scientist: Kate Stanton – British Antarctic Survey Diver

Video

Kate Stanton describes how she fell in love with ice and icebergs whilst working for British Antarctic Survey as a Field Diving Officer at Rothera Research Station.
  • Age 13+
  • Biodiversity
  • Careers
  • Climate Change
  • Research

Meet the Scientist: Fausto Ferraccioli – Science Leader of Geology and Geophysics

Video

Join senior geophysicist, Fausto Ferraccioli who talks about working with BAS (British Antarctic Survey), using airborne geophysics to observe the spectacular icy landscape from the air.
  • Age 13+
  • Biodiversity
  • Careers
  • Climate Change
  • Research

Meet the Scientist: Emilie Capron – Paleoclimatologist

Video

Meet paleoclimatologist, Emilie Capron, who talks about working with BAS (British Antarctic Survey), researching the causes of climate changes and reconstructing past climates for hidden clues into Earth’s past.
  • Age 8+
  • Biodiversity
  • Careers
  • Conservation

Meet the Scientist: Mhairi Duncan – zoologist, University of Glasgow

Video

Meet Mhairi Duncan, final year zoology student at the University of Glasgow, to find out about careers in zoology, her favourite animals and a rather surprising facts about bees.
  • Age 8+
  • Citizenship
  • Conservation
  • Nature

The Promise Learning Pack

Resources

Discover lots of ideas of how you can take part and make a difference and become part of a generation who are promising themselves a greener future.
  • Age 7 and under
  • Climate Change
  • Weather

What (Not) To Wear

Game

Can you dress our Antarctic Scientist in the correct order? Get him ready for work in the extreme cold so they can stay safe and warm in in the extreme cold?
  • Age 8+
  • Climate Change
  • Geology

Climate Change: Past and Future warming

Game

Can you choose the right method to measure and record climate evidence?
  • All Ages
  • Climate Change
  • Nature

The Spark

Magazine

In this issue make a miniature garden in a jar, find out how Earth recycles water through our land, oceans and skies, and meet a marine geologist who studies changes in the Earth at the bottom of the sea.
  • Age 8+
  • Conservation
  • Water

Scottish Water Clean it Up

Game

In this game, it’s your job to clean the water and get it ready to be returned safely to the environment.
  • Age 8+
  • Conservation
  • Water

Scottish Water Pumping Station

Game

Can you meet customer demand for clean water? In this game it’s your job is to supply clean water and match demand for as long as you can.
  • All Ages
  • Biodiversity

RSPB Hungry Birds

Game

Keep these hungry chicks happy by feeding them the right foods in this frantic game against the clock.
  • All Ages
  • Biodiversity

#GSCAtHome: Food Chain Tai Chi

Video; Art

Celebrate the biodiversity of our environment and life on Earth, and get moving creatively with Food Chain Tai Chi.
  • All Ages
  • Energy

#GSCAtHome: Future Transport

Video

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to design your own transport of the future. What is your vision for future transport and what will it look like?
  • All Ages
  • Biodiversity
  • Maths

#GSCAtHome: Patterns in Nature

Video

We’re in the garden with Caitlin, learning about the Fibonacci sequence, an interesting set of numbers that pops up in ways that might surprise you!
  • All Ages
  • Biodiversity

#GSCAtHome: Tree Art

Video

Take a closer look at the unique patterns we find in nature and appreciate the beauty of leaves while creating amazing art.
  • All Ages
  • Biodiversity

#GSCAtHome: Flower Fun

Video

Discover the wonderful world of bees, their important role on the planet and craft yourself a bee-utiful flower, perfect for any pollinator.
  • All Ages
  • Biodiversity
  • Maths

#GSCAtHome: Measuring Biodiversity

Video

Discover how you can measure biodiversity in your own back garden, park or your local community.
  • All Ages
  • Biodiversity

#GSCAtHome: Bug Count

Video

Learn about the important jobs minibeasts do for our planet, why we need them and carry out your own bug count survey in your community.
  • All Ages
  • Energy

#GSCAtHome: Water Wheel

Video

Abi will show you how to make a model water wheel as you investigate how to change the movement energy in flowing water to something more useful.
  • All Ages
  • Biodiversity

#GSCAtHome: Sunshine Foods

Video

Sabah is here to help us think about food, energy and the amazing variety of life, we have right here, on our wonderfully diverse planet.
  • All Ages
  • Energy

#GSCAtHome: Wind Turbine

Video

Join Sabah and harness the power of the wind! Learn about renewable energy by making your own simple model wind turbine.
  • All Ages
  • Biodiversity

#GSCAtHome: Tremendous Turtles

Video; Art

Learn with Abi about the tremendous life of sea turtles and ocean biodiversity. And you’ll get to make your own origami turtle friend!
  • All Ages
  • Biodiversity

#GSCAtHome: Tiny Terrariums

Video

Jennifer is here to help us learn about water and the water cycle and its importance to life on our planet. Plus, you’ll get to make your own tiny terrarium to adorn your home.
  • Age 8+
  • Biodiversity

Wasp Love

Game

Become a wasp, build your nest and grow your colony i the face of unexpected hazards. Can you make it through the year?

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