KS3 science club activity pack – combatting climate change
This activity pack for KS3 science is full of fun science experiments for your school science club or STEM club.
As well as making learning science fun, these science club activities provide insights into the principles behind cutting-edge technologies that can help us to combat climate change. The topics and learning objectives are aligned to the KS3 science curriculum and will complement the content of your science lessons.
This pack aims to give students the opportunity to carry out hands-on science experiments, to develop their experimental skills and problem-solving skills, to encourage them to feel optimistic about our ability to solve the climate crisis and above all to nurture their love of science, inspiring them to become the climate scientists of the future.
These science club activities are straightforward to set up, with a bit of lab technician help, and easy to carry out, making them ideal for an after-school club. The pack also contains ideas for KS3 science experiments to carry out at home and links to video clips for students to find out more.
An editable poster for promoting your after-school science club
PowerPoints of inspirational images and activity instructions
Eight sessions covering 11 science club activities to do at school
Suggestions for science experiments to try at home
Video links for students to find out more
Teaching notes with materials lists and answers
A feedback sheet for students
About the writer
This KS3 science club activity pack was written by former science teacher Jane R.
Session 1: Energetic thinking
- Modelling the greenhouse effect
Session 2: Battery-powered
- Testing a body battery and fruit battery
Sessions 3 & 4: Worldwide wind
- Making and testing a wind turbine
Session 5: Fluid movement
- Understanding pendulums and vortices
Session 6: The light fantastic
- Improving the efficiency of solar cells
Sessions 7 & 8: That’s a cool house!
- Making models of houses for hot climates