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Geography Secondary

KS3 Weather and Climate Scheme of Work

We have worked hard over the summer to update and improve our resources for KS3 geography, making them more relevant to the new(ish) National Curriculum.

You can find the new suggestions for a weather and climate scheme of work at metlink.org/secondary/key-stage-3/. It includes a number of engaging, interactive lesson ideas.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us at education@rmets.org

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Assessment Geography Secondary

New Resources for OCR Geography GCSE B

We are delighted to have worked with the OCR to develop some resources which specifically support their Geography B GCSE.

For the moment, these can be found here but they will also be available on the OCR website shortly.

The resources focus on skills such as isoline drawing, and using Excel to explore climate graph, dispersion and heat waves.

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Climate Geography Secondary Teaching

New Short Film: Introduction to the Global Atmospheric Circulation

We have made a short film introducing the Global Atmospheric Circulation. You can find it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/fDs9MiHk3G8.

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Geography Teaching

Resources win Highly Commended Award

We are very pleased to announce that our Resources for teaching past climate change have been presented with a Highly Commended award at last week’s Geographical Association annual meeting.

The resources look at a range of physical processes operating in the climate system (Milankovitch cycles, the Sun, volcanic eruptions etc) and how they affected the climate of the last 2.6 million years.

Peter Gibbs presenting the Award to Chris Brierley from University College London – one of the authors who contributed to the resources.

 

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Geography Secondary

New resource – weather systems revision investigation

Why does the weather forecast show the temperature rising at night?

Use this new resource as a plenary, revision or homework exercise after teaching air masses and weather systems.

 

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Geography Secondary

New Resource – Air Mass Human Board Game

Learn about how the characteristics of the air over the UK are affected by the path the air has travelled to reach us, with our new Human Board Game.

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Geography Secondary Teaching

Climate Change Updates for A level Geography

In collaboration with NCAS and the RGS, the RMetS has produced a climate change update booklet for A level geography teachers. Specifically designed to support the new A level specifications, which will be taught from September 2016, the booklets focus on climate related changes to the carbon and water cycles. 6000 printed copies of the booklet have been sent out to schools, with a significant amount of further information and case studies available here.

We do have a limited number of hard copies of the booklet remaining for UK teachers – if you would like one, please contact the Society.

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Geography Science Secondary Teaching

Climate Change Updates for Science and Geography Teachers

Together with climate scientists from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, we have compiled two booklets based on the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. The contents have been chosen to support the new National Curriculum in England. The booklets can be found on the MetLink site, under the climate tab, and are available for science and geography or, to request a print copy, please contact education@rmets.org