Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Temperatures in the Arctic have been much higher than usual, and this is affecting sea ice formation.
  • The first ever lightning-tracking satellite has been launched into orbit, and will provide scientists with up-to-date storm information.
  • Cockatoos have been observed making tools out of a variety of different materials.

Curriculum keywords

  • Climate
  • Environment
  • Weather
  • Adaptation

Spark a discussion

  • Why might the loss of Arctic sea ice affect the local wildlife?
  • Why is information about lightning activity useful?
  • Why are Figaro’s tool-making abilities so impressive?

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