Weather Clubs

Ideas for weather activities in school science and geography clubs Have you thought about joining The Weather Club? The Weather Club is a public membership club for a nation completely obsessed by the weather. Or how about The Cloud Appreciation Society? If you would like us to contact you occasionally with updates about what we…

CloudKey

Try our Interactive Cloud Game Look out of the window and find a cloud to identify, or use the Cloud Quiz button

Borrow Weather Instruments

Schools, teachers and Society members in the UK can borrow instruments such as anemometers, thermometers, rain gauges, infrared thermometers and Kestrel weather stations from the Society. We are also able to lend Kestrel weather stations to students carrying out independent investigations at A Level. We are very grateful to PCE instruments and Richard Paul Russell…

Projects

Weather Projects Weather Station Automatic Weather Station Barometer Temperature Wind Rain and Evaporation Humidity Ideas and lesson plans to enhance the learning and teaching of weather studies in schools. By Dr Geoff Jenkins Introduction It goes without saying that projects based on the weather must teach the student something about the weather. Otherwise, they are…

Observations and Data

Weather and climate data and resources to support schools making their own observations. borrow an instrument Top 10 ideas for weather fieldwork Automatic weather stations Weather Observations Website (WOW) Met Office data (past UK) Cloud Wheel cloud key Does rain come from dark clouds? NCAR Cloud viewer Cloud Puzzle Guide to launching weather balloons Weather…

Airmasses

Air masses The figure below shows the pressure system over the UK and western Europe on 9 May.1. What is the name given to the type of front which is running from the southern part of the Baltic Sea inland into Poland?2. What is the air mass most likely to be associated with this type…

Shipping Forecast

Guide to shipping forecasts This is a brief guide to the main terms used in the shipping forecasts that are broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and also as a reference to the main shipping areas (known as the coastal waters) surrounding the British Isles. Shipping bulletin Weather bulletins for shipping are broadcast daily on BBC Radio…

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…