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Exploring Climate Through Time

Become a rock detective! This useful free map shows the rocks of Britain and Ireland grouped according to the environment under which they were formed. The accompanying table explains how evidence for past climates, including the extreme conditions linked to mass extinctions, can be found in the rocks around us. Students can investigate these links in guided activities and discover the mysteries revealed by the stories of the rocks. Schools can order the map free of charge and download additional resources that provide stand-alone lessons or a sequences of activities.

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Climate through time Poster

Do you live in what was  ancient desert or tropical sea? Find out with free downloadable poster and resources from British Geological Survey.

Subject: Chemistry
Curriculum link: Climate change
Resource type: Posters and activities
Ages: 11-16

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