Climate ChangeTitle: Climate Change
978 1 74148 805 0
Upper Primary/Set 3
Levels 29–30


Description: Our planet is getting warmer. Read Climate Change to find out what causes this global warming and what happens to the earth as it warms. This book also tells us what governments and individuals can do to reduce our carbon footprint.

Key concepts

  • The diversity of living things and their relationship with each other and the environment.
  • Earth’s climate is continually changing.
  • Scientists measure changes and predict trends.
  • Global warming will affect the earth’s climate and will be one of the biggest challenges of this century.
  • Actions can be taken to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.

Curriculum links:
Natural science/Study of society

Text types in this book

  • Report
  • Explanation

Text features of this book

Text tools

  • Contents page
  • Specialised vocabulary
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Headings
  • Captions
  • Labels
  • Lists
  • Charts

Text boxes

  • Did you know? boxes
  • Fact boxes

Visual tools

  • Photographs
  • Diagrams
  • Maps

Reading and thinking strategies

  • Activating background knowledge
  • Generating questions when reading
  • Inferring
  • Developing own predictions about text
  • Note taking
  • Researching information
  • Identifying main ideas and supporting details in passages of text
  • Synthesising


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