Free Online Weather CPD for teachers

We are delighted to announce that the 10th run of our free, online weather subject knowledge course for geography teachers (and anyone else with an interest in the weather), Come Rain or Shine, will start again on 7th October 2019 and will remain open for 15 weeks. The first 3 weeks are supported by mentors…

Using Tree Rings for Past Weather and Climate

Using tree rings to teach weather, climate, correlation, photosynthesis, regression, the carbon cycle, isotopes and more. On the BBC news: the research from Swansea University that supports these resources. 1) Show the Film 2) Play the Game Collect tree ring samples, align the samples to create a 300 year record and see what weather and…

Case Studies

Case study of Arctic Maritime Air – Jan/ Feb 2015 Bodmin Snow (November 2005) UK snow (January 2013) and (March 2013) Snow events 2012-2013 Severe Winters (1947 and 1963) UK snow (November 2010) UK snow (February 2012) Ottery St. Mary hailstorm (October 2008) Boscastle Floods (August 2004) Floods and Flooding UK floods (November 2012) Great…

Wow

 KS3 A simple and effective lesson plan which uses WOW data to identify Urban Heat Islands. The supporting PowerPoint presentations can be found here and here. Using weather data to investigate whether sports events can go ahead  KS4 Using WOW data to investigate a depression passing across the UK with  worksheets for students Use WOW…

Weather Facts

Look in this section to find out more about UK and global weather, with some weird and wonderful facts and pictures, clouds and great pictures of weather in general!! You can download a powerpoint presentation below Cloud Images Learn what the different kinds of clouds look like with this powerpoint presentation about identifying clouds.Download Powerpoint…

Will it Snow?

Will it snow? The best way to find out is to look at the weather forecast charts (in the charts and data menu) at http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=nwdc;sess=and select ‘HGT 500-1000’ from the ‘select chart type’ menuIf the 528dam line is South of where you are, and there is a forecast of precipitation, then that precipitation is likely…

Rainbows

The rainbow is a familiar sight when the sun is shining and rain is falling. It can also be seen in the spray from sprinklers and car-washes and in the spray above waterfalls. Sunshine and showers are the ideal condition for rainbows to be seen as they are formed by sun shining through raindrops.  Download…

Sailing Weather

Sailing Hazard   For much of the year but especially in summer, the sails of dinghies and yachts decorate Britain’s coastline and many of its inland waters. Sailing is one of the most weather-dependent sports. Unfortunately, wind is not just a useful source of power for sailing craft but also a hazard. Strong winds can…