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This course focuses on the basic energy exchanges that drive the global climate system. Energy is used as a cross-cutting theme because it is the main factor affecting climate and climate change (see CAPS Grade 10 “Heating of the Atmosphere” and Grade 11 the “Energy Balance”). The role of how solar and terrestrial energy is distributed (e.g. through changes in water vapour content in the atmosphere, Grade 10) and ultimately through the circulation of air and water (General Circulation – Grade 11) are all linked to energy. To view the PowerPoint presentation for this course, click the following link: Teaching Climate Change – Energy Exchange PPT.

How to get around:

Below is a breakdown of the course. Click ‘expand’ to see each session. You can click on each of these to access them or use the “Next session” or “Previous session” to move through the course.

To start, click “Teaching Climate Change Geography (FET Phase) – Energy Exchangebelow and choose “Session 1: Introduction to Climate Change”.

Once you have completed a session, click the green “Mark Complete” button before moving on to the next session, and you’ll see your progress bar reflect your movement.

If you ever get lost, there is a menu on your left, another when you hover over your name in the top right corner (this will appear once you start a module), and you can find your way to the ‘Home’ page by clicking on the Fundisa for Change logo in the top left corner.