Climate change (junior)

Where can I find information about climate change?

Junior Primary

(Years 1-4)

Colour photo of a dry lakebed in California.

Image: California Drought Dry Lakebed 2009 by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wikimedia Commons.

Entry last updated: 30/08/23


Climate change is what happens when changes in the atmosphere (the layer of gas surrounding the Earth) affect the climate (the weather in a certain place over a long period of time).

General Websites

Here are some websites that have more information about climate change.

Britannica School Primary

Britannica School is one of the EPIC databases. The Primary website is aimed at younger students.

  • Enter 'climate change' into the search bar.

  • Go to climate change.

  • Read the article to learn about the topic.

  • Go to the Related page to read about similar topics - check out the page on global warming.

Tips: To get to the EPIC resources you will need a password from your school librarian first. Or you can chat with one of our AnyQuestions librarians between 1 and 6pm Monday to Friday and they will help you online. Some EPIC databases may also be available through your public library.

Elementary (Gale In Context)

Elementary is another EPIC database.

  • Enter the phrase 'climate change' into the search bar.

  • Go to Climate Change.

  • Select Keep reading or explore around the page to learn more about what happens in climate change.

Tips: Search words, or keywords, are the most important words in our question. You can leave out small words like ‘the’ and ‘of’ and just choose the main ones, eg climate change.

Climate Kids

Climate Kids has information about climate change that is great for younger students.

  • Select the Weather & Climate button on the homepage.

  • Look down the page for an article to read.

  • How Do We Know the Climate is Changing? has a video that shows pictures of how places around the world have changed.


You will be able to find books about climate change in your local or school library. Here are some books to start your search.

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