Impact of Climate Change on Water Supplies

Questions to Consider: What is meant by water security? How does climate change lead to an increase in water insecurity? Using a case study, explain one way a country has responded to the threat of water insecurity. PDF download WG2 Chapter 3, Figure 7. The impact of climate change on renewable groundwater resources by the…

Ecosystem Feedbacks from Carbon and Water Cycle Changes

Questions to Consider: State three factors which would cause a change to the Amazonian Forest Ecosystem. Explain the impact of the change to the Amazonian Forest EcosystemWhen looking at the effect of climate change on ecosystems, why does the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere need to be considered as well as temperature change….

The Changing Water Cycle

Questions to Consider: Explain two reasons why a warming climate results in a more intense water cycle. How do changes in the water cycle impact i) the surface water of oceans in the subtropics ii) the surface water of oceans in tropical and polar regions. Describe the potential global change in annual mean precipitation for…

Water Cycle in a Bowl

Water cycle in a bowl Our rain originally came from oceans, seas and lakes. It became clouds and eventually fell on us as rain. What you will need: A large bowl A small yogurt pot or plastic cup Clingfilm Water Small weight or a few coins Sunny window sill What to do: Take the large…

KS3 Water Cycle

What are clouds and why does it rain? Key Stage 3, Geography Prior Learning At Key Stage 2 students learnt the basic water cycle, this is adding to and building upon this work. Objectives By the end of the lesson: All students will know that water moves within the hydrological cycle Most students will know…

Water Cycle Lesson

The water cycle Key Stage 2 Science/ Geography Overview In this series of activities children will be using what they have learnt earlier about evaporation, condensation and reversible changes of state, to build up the water cycle from first principles. The slides and the water cycle experiment will provide opportunities for children to extend their…

In Depth – the Water Cycle (Met Office)

The water cycle The Earth’s water The processes The water cycle The water cycle, also known as the hydrological cycle, is the process by which water travels from the Earth’s surface to the atmosphere and then back to the ground again. The sun provides the energy for a continuous exchange of moisture between the oceans,…