Free Online Weather CPD for teachers

We are delighted to announce that the 10th run of our free, online weather subject knowledge course for geography teachers (and anyone else with an interest in the weather), Come Rain or Shine, will start again on 7th October 2019 and will remain open for 15 weeks. The first 3 weeks are supported by mentors…

Passage of a Depression

We are delighted to have worked together with Fuzzy Duck to produce this animation (which will be interactive shortly) showing the cloud, wind, rainfall, temperature and pressure associated with the passage of a depression. Find the animation and an associated worksheet here .

Depressions, Anticyclones and Fronts

Passage of a Depression – interactive animation Worksheet to accompany the animation. For 11-14 Cold and Warm fronts activities for differentiation and revision Finding weather features on a synoptic chart Red sky at Night, Shepherd’s Delight worksheet and Teacher’s Notes – a resource looking at how our prevailing wind direction means this saying is largely…

In Depth – Understanding Weather (Met Office)

Understanding weather Air masses Atmosphere Clouds El Niño and La Niña High pressure or anticyclone Low pressure or depression Temperature differences Weather fronts Weather systems Wind Air masses Air masses are parcels of air that bring distinctive weather features to the country. An air mass is a body or ‘mass’ of air in which changes…

Anticyclones, depressions and fronts

LESSON PLAN: Introduction to Anticyclones, Depressions and Fronts Key Stage 4 – GCSE Subject Geography Length 1 lesson Teaching Objectives/Learning Outcomes By the end of the lesson, pupils will know and understand: Characteristics of depressions and fronts and the sequence of associated weather Characteristics of anticyclones and the contrast between those in summer and in…

Weather Systems

By the end of the lesson, you will be able to: Understand the characteristics of depressions and fronts and the sequence of associated weather Understand the characteristics of anticyclones and the contrast between those in summer and in winter. Part A – Anticyclones and Depressions Part B – Fronts Part C – Life cycle of…

Weather Charts

By the end of the lesson, you will be able to: Understand isobars and their relationship with wind speed Identify various pressure systems and fronts on a weather chart Interpret and produce plotted weather symbols. Part A – Isobars, pressure and wind Part B – Identifying pressure systems and fronts Part C – Plotted weather…

Weather Systems

Weather Systems for Key Stage 4 FrontsFrontal DepressionsOther types of depression (or low)Anticyclones Fronts   IntroductionWarm frontCold frontOccluded front or occlusionTroughSummary Introduction A front is the boundary between two different types of air mass. In our latitudes a front usually separates warm, moist air from the tropics and cold, relatively dry air from polar regions….