The Climate Mystery

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The Climate Mystery

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On Sept 15th, in partnership with Congin, we launched “The Climate Mystery”.

Fclip_image002or students, The Climate Mystery is an exciting online story that they and their fellow students can experience together as they learn about the global climate challenges. For their teachers, The Climate Mystery supplies a strongly motivating framework and easily distributed teaching materials – without making undue demands on their time and resources. The subjects are chosen on the basis of UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - the leading forum publishing scientific climate reports on the most significant climate issues facing the earth.

The Climate Mystery
combines education and entertainment to inform and teach about global climate challenges. The online story begins on 14th September, 2009, and climaxes in December, 2009, at exactly the same time as the COP15 United Nations global climate summit in Copenhagen. By letting new story episodes unfold each week, and combining this with social networking and learning games, the students become engrossed in solving the mystery as they learn.

The Climate Mystery
is completely free to use. Downloadable teaching materials focus on new climate-related subjects each week for 16 weeks. Teachers can access the online universe for as many or as few weeks as their needs and preferences dictate.

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