The Weather of 2020

Last week, Sylvia Knight from the Royal Meteorological Society gave a talk for Geography education online on the Weather of 2020. This year it felt like we had summer weather in Spring and Autumn weather in Summer. In this session, we examine the global processes that determine the weather in the UK, as well as…

COP26 and November 2020

As we head into the weeks when COP26, the UN climate change conference at which heads of state, climate experts and campaigners come together to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change, should have happened, a number of organisations are taking the opportunity to run virtual climate events. The Youth Climate Summit will run from…

A Level data skills: deforestation and weather

In a paper that came out in the journal Nature Communications, Self-amplified Amazon forest loss due to vegetation-atmosphere feedbacks, scientists revealed that deforestation can intensify droughts, compounding climate change linked changes in rainfall patterns. Using data collected by scientists in the School of Earth and the Environment at the University of Leeds, we have created…

3D print the Central England Temperature Record

The CREATE Education Project, specialists in 3D printing, and the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), the leading independent expert in weather and climate, have released their 3D Printing the Weather Project. This fully resourced project teaches students about extreme weather and climate change, through the process of creating 3D models that represent 10 years of temperature…

Climate Negotiations Resource Updated

We have spent the summer updating our award winning Climate Negotiations resource in preparation for the build up to COP26. Key changes include: – We’ve updated all the data and figures – We’ve reviewed all the ‘market place’ resources for the section in which students collect information about climate science, climate justice and adaptation and…

Post SATs Year 6 Weather and Climate Day

We have pulled together a set of Weather and Climate resources which could be used with a year 6 class after their SATs exams. Designed as a progressive set of engaging and interactive resources, they introduce skills and knowledge which will help prepare students for secondary school. The resources can be used in independent lessons,…

Free Weather CPD

Our award winning, online weather and climate CPD course for secondary geography teachers, Come Rain or Shine, is starting its 9th run on the FutureLearn platform on the 10th of June.The course is also suitable for older students to take. It will run for 15 weeks. During the 1st 3 weeks (until 30th June), expert…