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….

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…

Science of Weather

Ideas and lesson plans to enhance the learning and teaching of weather studies in the primary school. The material is grouped into weather subjects and each subject has two downloadable parts: Background information and classroom activities The Story for Teachers (links below) Accompanying images and worksheets – Resources (links below) Seasons The Story for TeachersResources…

Key Stage 2

Royal Meteorological Society resources for ages 7-11: Weather and Climate Resources to use with year 6 as a post SATs day or transition day. The Water Cycle Water cycle Snowflakes Water cycle animation Climate change Introduction Science of Weather for Geography and Science Tornadoes Tornadoes lesson plan for year 3+ Tornadoes in Your Classroom Top…

Key Stage 1

Pine cone weather station Climate Change Resources Weather People Weather Journey Katie Morag’s Struay Seasons Temperature Wind Clouds Humidity Precipitation Ben Nevis case study Other weather activities: Puzzles and wordsearches Weather words quiz Cloud puzzle Colour and draw Weather symbols Make a wind twirler Make a mobile Weather poems and songs Other Recommended Resources Seeing…