What impact are we having on the Earth?
As part of our topic on Natural Disasters, we have posed the question: 'What impact are we having on the Earth?'
We have had some fantastic, insightful discussions this week about climate change. Did you know that the planet's average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere?
We have been exploring the difference between climate change and the weather and have learnt that the weather changes daily, but climate change happens over a long period of time. However, this brought up lots more questions from the children about our environment, so we decided to investigate the temperature and rainfall over the course of one week and see if we can spot any patterns.
Here we are setting up our thermometers and rain measuring devices! I wonder what the results will show?