Climate Change and Oceans Student Booklet

This Climate Change and Oceans student booklet is aimed at students in years 7 to 10.

It contains case studies, worksheets and practical activities.  It is divided into five sections:

  • Climate Change Introduction
  • Climate Change and Small Island nations
  • Modelling Sea Level Changes
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Scientists at Work







Climate Change and Oceans Fact File

This Climate Change and Oceans Fact File is aimed at students in years 7 - 10.

It contains general information about the the effects of climate change on oceans as well as case studies about changing marine environments and the effect of climate change on Pacific nations. There are career profiles of a marine researcher who studies the chemicals produced by molluscs and a research student who is finding ways for Pacific countries to use local algae to produce fertilizers.

 Student activities are coded to the following general capabilities:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Digital technologies
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social thinking
  • Ethical thinking
  • Intercultural understanding

Additional resources and curriculum links are included.

Climate Change and Oceans - additional information


A video produced bu the ABC Hungry Beast program on the plight of the island nation of Tuvalu. This was uploaded to YouTube in 2011.

The Vanishing Island

An article published by Fairfax press on the plight of Taro Island in the Solomon Islands