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Chemistry, geography and physics teachers now have access to the latest facts on climate change and emissions reduction technologies, including the role the geology beneath the seabed could play in carbon capture and storage (CCS), following the launch of a curriculum-based interactive education resource for 11 to 14 year-olds.

The comprehensive materials were devised by experts at GeoBus, part of the University of St Andrews. They use the fundamentals of carbon dioxide capture, transport and storage to illustrate key concepts in science and maths. The online resource supports both the Scottish and English curriculums.  

Featuring experiments, activities, games, lessons and homework ideas as well as links to useful CCS education sites, the resource comprises modules designed so they can be run as a standalone lesson, or combined to create a mini CCS project for students over a few weeks of term.

Ruth Robinson, on behalf of the GeoBus project, said:

We hope these educational materials will inspire young students with a greater knowledge of climate change and bring to life their learning in science and maths, as well as raise awareness of the crucial role the seabed plays in the country’s sustainable energy future – from offshore energy through to the potential management of carbon emissions.

The materials have been published on the CO₂degrees website and were developed with support from The Crown Estate, The Global CCS Institute, Shell UK and Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage to share knowledge and ensure the most effective dissemination.

This news story was released by The Crown Estate on 16 March 2016

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