Red Sky at Night, Shepherd’s Delight – Teachers’ Notes

Red Sky at Night, Shepherd’s Delight “Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight. Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning” (or sailors rather than shepherds, depending on where in the country you are). Is there any truth in this saying and, if so, why? Note for teachers: sometimes there is confusion about this saying. It is…

Red Sky at Night, Shepherd’s Delight

Red Sky at Night, Shepherd’s Delight “Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight. Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning” (or sailors rather than shepherds, depending on where in the country you are). Is there any truth in this saying and, if so, why? Low pressure weather systems (depressions) bring us rain, strong winds and sometimes…

Online Weather and Climate Course for Teachers, Trainee Teachers and A Level students

The Royal Meteorological Society would like to draw your attention to the fact that, following requests from secondary geography PGCE course tutors, we have brought forward the start of Come Rain or Shine, our free online weather and climate subject knowledge course for secondary geography teachers (and A level students). Drawing on materials developed over…

Fieldwork in Geography

Fieldwork in Geography Fieldwork support documents: Our top ten ideas for weather fieldwork. Infrared Thermometers:  worksheet with ideas for use with KS2 and above science and geography students. USB temperature dataloggers. Guidance document and report from Weather magazine. Urban wind flow: a PowerPoint presentation introducing how the wind is affected by urban structures and notes…

Weather Fieldwork for A Level Geography

To make it easier for A level geography candidates to consider incorporating weather measurements into their Independent Investigations/ NEA, we have made this video. Weather data can be used for lots of interesting investigations, and is also a useful addition to others – the weather can affect both physical processes and human ones. Are the…

Tropical Cyclone Teaching Resources for KS3 (age 11-14)

As Hurricane Dorian continues to leave a trail of destruction, our new Tropical Cyclones Scheme of Work, covering the processes, hazards, impacts and responses associated with the development of Tropical Cyclones is particularly timely. Aimed at KS3 (11-14) and including lesson, homework and assessment resources, the flexible scheme of work uses contemporary case studies. Tropical…

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…