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Climate Change in the Physics Classroom


A video lecture by Rahul Chopra, TROP ICSU and IISER Pune on climate change educational resources that Physics teachers can use in their classrooms. These educational resources integrate climate change understanding with the core curriculum in Physics. This video lecture is part of an online e-learning course (MOOC) titled ‘Climate Change: A Guide For Teachers Of All Disciplines’ developed by the National Resource Centre (NRC) on Climate Change at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune as part of the Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India.

This video lecture presents several lesson plans and teaching tools that Physics teachers can use to teach topics in their discipline using climate related activities, case studies and examples. It also includes discussions on the use of digital pedagogy for effective classroom instruction. This lecture presents how Physics teachers can teach topics such as Blackbody Radiation, Convection, Energy and Mass Conservation, Coriolis Force, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Hadley Circulation, Heat Transport, Planck’s Law, Planetary Energy Balance, Stefan Boltzmann Law, among others.

About Tool
Tool Name Climate Change in the Physics Classroom
Discipline Physics 
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change Overview
Climate Topic Climate Literacy 
Type of tool Video (35 mins)
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Rahul Chopra, TROP ICSU and IISER Pune 
Hosted at YouTube Channel of IISER Pune 
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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