Tropical Cyclone Teaching Resources

Overview document for teachers – START HERE. At the bottom of the page, you will also find some further reading/ background information for teachers, if you would like to deepen your understanding of Tropical Cyclones. Introduction to Tropical Cyclones Resources for Teachers Tropical cyclones – the basics PowerPoint. What do you call a tropical cyclone…

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…

Resources for Year 6/ Post SATS

These resources are designed to be used in one session with year 6 (10/ 11 year old) students. Although they will support numeracy, literacy and various other aspects of the curriculum, they are designed to prepare students for secondary school rather than support the year 6 curriculum. There are 6 suggested activities. Although they are…

Heatwave (Summer 2018)

More links and images will be added to this page as they are identified. A comparison between 1976 and 2018 from the BBC. This fairly lengthy discussion from the Met Office has some good maps and statistics. Wildfires on Saddleworth Moor and Glenshane Pass, 27.6.18. Image reproduced with thanks from NEODAAS, University of Dundee satellite…

OCR Geography B GCSE

Resources for OCR 2016 Geography B We are delighted to have worked together with the OCR to develop resources to support this specification – click here to access the resources. Other Recommended Resources to Support the Teaching of Weather and Climate within this Specification 1.1 How can weather be hazardous? a) Why do we have…

In Depth – Extreme Weather (Met Office)

Extreme weather Flooding Tropical cyclones Thunderstorms Drought Flooding Flooding is caused by: a large amount of persistent rain rapid thawing of snow a storm surge a combination of high tides and high river levels Storm surgesStorm surges are caused by strong winds and low air pressure. When pressure decreases by one millibar, sea level rises…

Case Studies

Case study of Arctic Maritime Air – Jan/ Feb 2015 Bodmin Snow (November 2005) UK snow (January 2013) and (March 2013) Snow events 2012-2013 Severe Winters (1947 and 1963) UK snow (November 2010) UK snow (February 2012) Ottery St. Mary hailstorm (October 2008) Boscastle Floods (August 2004) Floods and Flooding UK floods (November 2012) Great…