Teaching about weather and climate

Don’t forget that you can use this site to find speakers, film ideas and useful websites.

Global Dimension is a key starting point – it brings together resources, case studies and background information from a range of organisations to help teachers and other educators bring a global dimension to their work.

Teach Climate has some good ideas including engaging videos.

The NASA Climate Kids website has loads of practical ideas, photos and facts. US based.

Oxfam has a range of useful resources

Christian Aid has lots of useful reources too for teaching about Global Neighbours. There’s a new worksheet Fumes or Futures

CAFOD has plenty of resources too

Practical Action has good explanations plus simple ideas to make a difference and lots of illustrations.

The Met Office pages include explainers and experiments to help kids understand weather and climate.

You can download a Climate4classrooms Activity pack with ideas and resources including lesson plans and data sets

World Wildlife Fund has lots of good resources too

Songs for One World

Portsmouth Music Hub have a campaign, One World, designed to raise awareness of environmental issues that affect Portsmouth, the UK and beyond.

As part of One World the Hub’s team of award-winning composers have created a songbook packed with informative, upbeat and exciting songs for children and young people. You can find all the songs with recorded performances and downloadable lyrics and scores, on their website.


One World Week this year runs from 18-25 October. It’s week of awareness and action on issues such as injustice, the environment and poverty. The theme for 2020 is It’s Our World – Let’s Make it Better

The One World Week website gives background information about the theme and you can find teaching resources on the site too

We hope that lots of schools will pick up the climate issue this year and it would be great if you could use the songs created for  the Portsmouth Music Hub