Year 12 students are studying historical climate change.
Students in Year 12 are looking at the causes of climate change and how it has changed over the past 5 billion years. First, they looked at the natural causes of climate change – Milankovich cycles, sunspots, volcanic eruptions etc. They are also learning about the albedo effect, this is when light reflects more heat than dark surfaces. Additionally, they are learning about methane and feedback loops. As part of the learning, they are analysing and evaluating infographics on their success of getting the message across. Through all this they have been appreciative of the the complexities of the global climate as well as how information can be misrepresented.