The Centre of Excellence delivered a free Climate Classrooms workshop in April 2022 for teachers in Sydney as part of its commitment to empower high school teachers to bring the science of climate change – and its extremes – into the classroom.

The Centre’s PhD students worked closely with teachers and curriculum advisors to develop teaching resources that use the latest climate research and data to teach areas of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum.

We developed and published a digital technology lesson plan, Climate data visualisation in R, for Years 9-10, and a maths lesson plan, Data representation and interpretation of our future climate, for Years 11-12, in line with the Australian Curriculum. We led these efforts in collaboration with the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub.

We also worked with Pymble Ladies’ College to design learning material for Australia’s first school Data Science course. We contributed tutorials, assessments, project ideas and data sets for the course.