Climate Change\|Climate Change Primary

Videos

This website contains a large number of specially commissioned videos that can be used directly with children and young people to support learning about weather, energy and climate. Use the directory below to locate, view or download these clips.

An image of Heather Reid OBE presenting next to a loch

Climate change website: introduction

Heather Reid OBE introduces the Climate change online resource.
An image of a weather vane

Measuring and predicting weather

Pupils at Buchanan Primary School show Heather Reid how they measure weather.
Climate change: Planning for the weather

Planning for the weather

Heather Reid talks to a regional resilience officer to discover how weather reports are used by the emergency services and local authorities.
An image of three pupils reporting weather

Reporting weather

Explore the importance of weather reporting in helping us to make important decisions such as how to travel safely and what activities to do.
An image showing a weather map of Scotland

Understanding our climate

Heather Reid answers a range of questions from school pupils on weather and climate.
An image of Freda the farming expert

Weather and farming

Watch Heather Reid interviewing a farmer to find out how weather reports help with important decisions on the farm.

Global climate

An image showing Heather Reid talking in front of a global climate map

Global climate (full)

Explore the characteristics of the six different global climate zones. This video has also been made available in separate sections to give teachers more flexibility of use.
Global climate: Introduction

Global climate: Introduction

Watch a brief introduction to the six global climate zones.
The Global Climate Tour

Global climate: World tour

Heather Reid OBE examines the six global climate zones.
The Global Climate Temperate

Global climate: Temperate

Find out more about the temperate climate zone with Heather Reid.
Climate change: The Global Climate Arid

Global climate: Arid

Find out more about arid climate zone with Heather Reid.
The Global Climate Mediterranean

Global climate: Mediterranean

Heather Reid explores the characteristics of the Mediterranean climate zone.
The Global Climate Polar

Global climate: Polar

Explore the characteristics of the polar climate zone.
The Global Climate Tropical

Global climate: Tropical

Discover more about the tropical climate zone.
The Global Climate Mountainous

Global climate: Mountainous

Investigate the characteristics of the mountainous climate zone.
Global climate: Climate change

Global climate: Climate change

Examine the impact climate change will have on our understanding of climate zones.

Understanding weather

A graphic icon of the weather symbol for sleet

Understanding weather (full)

Heather Reid OBE explains the concepts and symbols that are used in daily weather reports. This video has also been made available in separate sections to give teachers more flexibility of use.
Understanding weather: Introduction

Understanding weather: Introduction

An introduction to the 'Understanding weather' videos.
Understanding weather: Wind

Understanding weather: Wind

Examine the terms and symbols used to describe wind strength.
Understanding weather: Visability

Understanding weather: Visibility

Find out about the terms used to describe visibility.
Understanding weather: Temperature

Understanding weather: Temperature

Identify the terms and symbols used to describe temperature.
Understanding weather: Pressure

Understanding weather: Pressure

Explore the terms and symbols used to describe air pressure.
Understanding weather: Humidity

Understanding weather: Humidity

Heather Reid OBE explains the concept of humidity.
Understanding weather: Precipitation

Understanding weather: Precipitation

Find out about the terms and symbols used to describe precipitation.
Understanding weather: Severe

Understanding weather: Severe weather

Learn about the types of severe weather.

Glasgow Science Centre

An image of the Glasgow Science Centre at dawn

Science centres: supporting climate change education

Discover how Scottish science centres can support learning and teaching on climate change.
An evaporation diagram showing gases rising from a lake

How Clouds Form (Part 1): Evaporation

A science demonstration explaining how water is evaporated by heat from the sun and is carried into the sky to form clouds.
An image of a scientist performing a condensation experiment

How Clouds Form (Part 2): Condensation

A science demonstration explaining how water gas condenses to form clouds and eventually falls back to the ground as rain.
An image of showing a science demonstration - thunder and lightning

Thunder and Lightning (Glasgow Science Centre)

Watch this science demonstration to find out how thunder and lightning happens.

Primary school videos

An image of a girl standing in front of the Acharacle Primary School sign

Acharacle Primary: School of the Future

Find out more about the environmentally-friendly Acharacle Primary School, where the classrooms are heated by the pupils' bodies.
An image of the Cruachan dam

Dalmally Primary: Generating electricity

Watch as pupils from Dalmally Primary School take you on a journey into the Hollow Mountain to see Cruachan Power Station in action.
An image of Whitelee Wind Farm

Eaglesham Primary: Our local wind farm

Find out how this primary school's local community reacted to the news that Europe's largest onshore wind farm was being built on their doorstep.
An image of Eigg on a map of Scotland

Eigg Primary: Our Green Island

Find out how the community buyout on the Isle of Eigg led the development of a renewable electricity supply using hydro-electric, wind and solar power.
An image of a pupil taking part in an energy experiment at Dundee Science Centre

Ladyloan Primary: Energy Efficiency

Watch pupils from Ladyloan Primary School get the results of their schools' energy efficiency survey.
An image of a girl parking her bicycle

Lawthorn Primary: Our Global Footprint

Find out how this primary school made a dramatic reduction in the energy, water and resources they use.
An image showing wave and tidal power being harnessed

Shapinsay Primary: Wave and tidal power

Pupils from Shapinsay Primary explore the advantages and disadvantages of wave and tidal power.

Weather snapshots

Blue sky and clouds

A short video showing a blue sky and clouds.

Climate change: blue sky and clouds

Clouds

A video showing a cloudy sky.

clouds

Clouds and sunset

A short video showing clouds at sunset.

Clouds and Sunset

Clouds over mountain

A short video showing clouds over a snowy mountain.

Clouds over mountains

Frost

A short video of a frosty day.

frost

Mist over mountain

A short video showing mist over a mountain.

Mist over mountain

Overcast dull windy

A short video of an overcast, dull and windy day.

Climate change: overcast dull windy

Overcast sky

Short video showing an overcast sky.

Climate change: overcast sky

Snowy mountain

Short video showing a snowy mountain.

Climate change: snowy mountain

Sunny

Short video showing a sunny sky.

Climate change: sunny

Sunny skies

A short video showing a sunny sky.

Climate change: sunny skies

Sunny water

A short video showing the reflection of the sun on water.

Climate change: sunny water

Sunset

A video showing the sky at sunset.

Climate change: sunset

Wet roads

Video showing the sun shining on a wet road.

wet roads

Windy

A video showing a windy day.

windy

Windy and dull

A short video of a windy, dull day.

windy and dull