Impact of Climate Change on Water Supplies

Questions to Consider: What is meant by water security? How does climate change lead to an increase in water insecurity? Using a case study, explain one way a country has responded to the threat of water insecurity. PDF download WG2 Chapter 3, Figure 7. The impact of climate change on renewable groundwater resources by the…

Ecosystem Feedbacks from Carbon and Water Cycle Changes

Questions to Consider: State three factors which would cause a change to the Amazonian Forest Ecosystem. Explain the impact of the change to the Amazonian Forest EcosystemWhen looking at the effect of climate change on ecosystems, why does the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere need to be considered as well as temperature change….

The Changing Water Cycle

Questions to Consider: Explain two reasons why a warming climate results in a more intense water cycle. How do changes in the water cycle impact i) the surface water of oceans in the subtropics ii) the surface water of oceans in tropical and polar regions. Describe the potential global change in annual mean precipitation for…

Water Cycle in a Bowl

Water cycle in a bowl Our rain originally came from oceans, seas and lakes. It became clouds and eventually fell on us as rain. What you will need: A large bowl A small yogurt pot or plastic cup Clingfilm Water Small weight or a few coins Sunny window sill What to do: Take the large…

Water Cycle Lesson

The water cycle Key Stage 2 Science/ Geography Overview In this series of activities children will be using what they have learnt earlier about evaporation, condensation and reversible changes of state, to build up the water cycle from first principles. The slides and the water cycle experiment will provide opportunities for children to extend their…

In Depth – the Water Cycle (Met Office)

The water cycle The Earth’s water The processes The water cycle The water cycle, also known as the hydrological cycle, is the process by which water travels from the Earth’s surface to the atmosphere and then back to the ground again. The sun provides the energy for a continuous exchange of moisture between the oceans,…

Flooding

By the end of the lesson, you will be able to: Identify and explain what a flood plain is Use the internet to search for specific information on a local area Apply maths to calculate changing meteorological conditions Compare numerical geographical data and apply findings See Also Teachers’ notes Extension exercise Flooding Lesson Plan Flooding…

Floods

Flooding may result from a large amount of rain or from rapid thawing of snow and in coastal regions may also be caused by a storm surge or a combination of high tide and high river level. The consequences of flooding are often disastrous but there can also be beneficial effects of flooding. Download flood…