GeoBus Education Resources

This resource has been designed to provide teachers with an introduction to carbon capture and storage (CCS), a carbon emissions reduction technology. It provides experiments, activities, lessons and homework ideas as well as links to a number of other useful CCS education resources. All the lessons have been linked to the UK curriculum codes (current at time of writing) this includes the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and the English Key Stage 3.

Each module in this booklet has been organised so that it can be run as a standalone lesson, or can be combined to create a mini CCS project over a few weeks, ideally linked to a GeoBus visit to your school.

Download the complete resource as a PDF or click through the individual sections below:

Contents and Content Overview

Chapter 1 – Starters Materials

Is a series of introductory modules designed to expose the students to new vocabulary, concepts surrounding CCS and why it might needed. Click on a link below to go to the individual lesson plan.

1.1 Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

1.2 Energy, Fossil Fuels and Climate Change

1.3 The Carbon Cycle

1.4 How Much CO2 Can Be Stored in a Tree?

1.5 The CCS Cinema

Chapter 2 - Advanced Materials

A series of more technically complex materials, these resources build on those in chapter 1.

2.1 Saying YES to CCS?

2.2 Paper Pipelines

2.3 What Happens to CO2 Stored Underground?

2.4 Investigating CCS Projects: Past, Present and Future

2.5 Writing a Scientific Report

2.6 CCS Communication Activity

Chapter 3 - Games

Provides a number of additional, fun CCS education resources that can be utilised as extension tasks for faster students, or as shorter filler modules for use during another lesson.

3.1 Climate Change Snakes and Ladders

3.2 CCS Happy Families

3.3 Careers Top Trumps

Chapter 4 - Additional Resources

Information about how to find and request further CCS teaching resources, useful links and publications and any other relevant information.

Links to other materials:

4.1 Resources

4.2 Websites and Games

4.3 Videos


Appendix - Curriculum Links

Curriculum for Excellence

Key Stage 3 (England)

This resource pack has been developed in partnership with The Crown Estate and GeoBus (University of St Andrews), with support from The Global CCS Institute, Royal Dutch Shell and SCCS. Special thanks to Megan O’Donnell and Katy Relph.


Download the resources here

UK curriculum mapped education resource from The Crown Estate and GeoBus – download the complete resource as a PDF

8.49 MB PDF

The Crown Estate and GeoBus have added to the CO2degree Carbon Cards Challenge game with fresh, printable vocabulary cards, including blanks for student-led ideas. These cards can be used as extension tasks for faster students and fun fillers during lessons.

7.22 MB PDF

The Crown Estate and GeoBus have created these fantastic themed trump cards to introduce students to the many types of careers in geology and low-carbon energy. The game is played to the rules of ‘Top Trumps’. They can be used as extension tasks for faster students and fun fillers during lessons.

1.42 MB PDF