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Classroom Activity: The Irish Coast Climate Change Virtual Visit

Students gather around a whale skull

Discover the effects of climate change in Ireland using a 3D walkthrough of the museum from the comfort of the classroom.

Students can explore the effects of climate change on Irish coastal ecosystems on their own virtual visit using the 3D viewer. Detailed teacher’s notes on featured animal species and associated impacts of climate change are provided, with suggested follow-up classroom activities. These may be used to create classroom discussion and expand upon on the topics of climate change effects and the environment in an Irish context.


Activity at a Glance:

Level: Transition Year
Format: Classroom activity -  resources to be used within the classroom
Duration: 30 + mins
Availability: Online and self-guided 

Teacher's Notes and Resources:

Download teachers notes and lesson plan here

Link to the 3D Virtual Visit of the Museum galleries here


Curriculum links:

- National Council for Curriculum and Assessment - Transition Unit 'What’s with the Weather?'

- National Council for Curriculum and Assessment - Transition Unit 'Environmental Studies'.


Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this classroom activity pupils should be able to:

  • Recognise changes in global weather patterns and their effects on populations.
  • Identify global patterns by evaluating case studies of these effects.
  • Review, reflect, and make decisions on their role in the stewardship of the environment and protection of our earth.

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