Changing climates cause and effect

During this activity (part of a ThoughtBox Education series), learners travel back in time to look at the Industrial Revolution, exploring fossils fuels and their contribution to global warming.

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~ 1 hour


Download the slides below to guide learners through the activity.


  • Indoors

Curriculum links

  • Science
  • Geography

Step by step

Use the slide decks to guide learners through the following sequence of activities:

  • 25 minutes: Learn about fossil fuels
  • 30 minutes: Explore alternative responsible resources
  • 5 minutes: Reflect on the importance of reducing consumption of finite resources.