Atmosphere: exploring climate science



Atmosphere is great for cross-curricular work and specific aspects of the Science curriculum such as the carbon cycle and how the greenhouse effect works.

Students can find out about the science of the climate system, how climate has changed in the past, and the work that scientists do to improve their understanding of the climate. They can also discover how scientists have predicted future changes to our climate, as well as developments in science and technology to respond to these changes.

This immersive gallery combines interactive exhibits with items from the Science Museum's collection and on loan from around the world in five thought-provoking zones:

exploring the climate system - science can show us how the climate works and what causes it to change...

exploring Earth's energy balance - science can show us how greenhouse gases work and why they really matter...

exploring the carbon cycle - science can show us carbon's global pathways and how we're causing them to change...

exploring what might happen - science can track what's already changing and help us imagine the future...

exploring our future choices - science and technology are already helping ...what are our options for tomorrow?

Find out more
Find out more about the atmosphere gallery, with related games for students, and the Climate Changing programme.

atmosphere ...exploring climate science and the extended Climate Changing programme have been made possible by support from the following:
Principal sponsors Shell and Siemens
Major sponsor Bank of America Merrill Lynch and major funder The Garfield Weston Foundation
With additional support from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Patrons of the Science Museum and members of the Founders Circle: Climate Changing programme.

suggested 45 minutes
Suitable for:
age 11 upwards
Places per session:
not applicable
Pre-booking req'd:
Supervisory ratio:

Related links

Related galleries

Related teaching resources

Related tips, tools and demos