Climate for Classrooms

Resources to support the teaching and learning of climate change Our changing climate will impact at the global, national and local scales. Through some of the latest scientific data and projections, Climate4classrooms provides curriculum linked teaching resources about climate change for pupils. Resources include: Data sets showing the latest global and national climate predictions Climate…

KS3 maths – is temperature rising?

Is temperature rising? Key Stage 3, Maths Prior learning A basic knowledge of averages would be useful. The ability to use Excel if computers are used, or the ability to draw line graphs from data. Objectives By the end of the lesson: Students will demonstrate that the temperatures in England are rising Students will produce…

Wow

 KS2 Using data to record and interpret the weather.  KS3 A simple and effective lesson plan which uses WOW data to identify Urban Heat Islands. The supporting PowerPoint presentations can be found here and here. Using weather data to investigate whether sports events can go ahead  KS4 Using WOW data to investigate a depression passing…

Observations and Data

Weather and climate data and resources to support schools making their own observations. borrow an instrument Top 10 ideas for weather fieldwork Automatic weather stations Weather Observations Website (WOW) Met Office data (past UK) Cloud Wheel cloud key Does rain come from dark clouds? NCAR Cloud viewer Cloud Puzzle Guide to launching weather balloons Weather…

Data Analysis

Activities Using Weather and Climate Data 1. Temperature differences (current weather) To answer this question you will need to visit the Met Office website. (a) Go to the UK data pages and complete the table below for London and the nearest weather station to your school. (b) Now visit the world data pages and fill in…

A Level

Have a look at the Barometer – a regular podcast featuring weather and climate issues from the University of Manchester. A one hour tutorial on Climate variability, change and water resources from MetEd (requires free registration). The level is suitable for A level. A very useful set of animations, videos and explanations from Wycombe High…

Key Stage 4

Resources for 14-16 Year Old Students Other recommended resources: A wide range of animations from the Met Office suitable for geography and science topics. Resources looking at change of state, latent heat, data handling and the Electromagnetic Spectrum from the NCAS/ DIAMET project. An excellent GA resource investigating weather conditions needed for the various Olympic…