C3S Education Demo: A free Geography teaching resource for homeschooling

With much of Europe practicing social distancing and many schools being closed due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we thought we’d do our part to help homeschooling parents and carers keep their students knowledge up-to-date.

Funded by the EU and made in partnership with Copernicus ECMWF, the C3S Education Demonstrator is a valuable tool you can use to explore European Climate and Energy changes throughout the last 40 years. It’s been designed to integrated with, and complement, existing school curricula including the International Baccalaureate.

Here you’ll find a number of teaching examples and exercises you and your home-schooled students can do to learn more about geography, climate science and energy distribution across Europe.


Frances Billin, Head of Geography at Attleborough Academy, Norfolk (UK), put together this decision making exercise based on the UK GCSE syllabus – Should the UK make investments in solar panels or wind turbines as a method to mitigate against climate change?


We’ve created a number of videos showing how the C3S Demo can inform your learning:

Solar Radiation Patterns Across Europe
This video explores the pattern of solar radiation across Europe, how it changes throughout the year, and why these patterns exist.

What are the Different Carbon Emission Scenarios?
This video explores how what is meant by different carbon emission scenarios and how you can explore them using the tool.


Here are some other lesson topics you can cover using the C3S Education Demonstrator:

These are just a few of the ways the C3S Education Demonstrator can help you teach your students (homeschooled or otherwise) about Climate and Energy. Visit the Project page for more information and instructional videos, or head over to the C3S Edu Demo to start exploring.

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