Tropical Cyclone Teaching Resources

Overview document for teachers – START HERE. At the bottom of the page, you will also find some further reading/ background information for teachers, if you would like to deepen your understanding of Tropical Cyclones. Introduction to Tropical Cyclones Resources for Teachers Tropical cyclones – the basics PowerPoint. What do you call a tropical cyclone…

Depressions, Anticyclones and Fronts

Passage of a Depression – interactive animation Worksheet to accompany the animation. For 11-14 Cold and Warm fronts activities for differentiation and revision Finding weather features on a synoptic chart Red sky at Night, Shepherd’s Delight worksheet and Teacher’s Notes – a resource looking at how our prevailing wind direction means this saying is largely…

Synoptic

Synoptic weather charts The figure below shows the synoptic pressure chart at midnight on Wednesday, 17 May. 1. Name the pressure feature running from the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) south to the Adriatic Sea. 2. What is the name of the pressure feature extending south from Iceland into Scotland, Wales and England? 3….

Weather Systems

By the end of the lesson, you will be able to: Understand the characteristics of depressions and fronts and the sequence of associated weather Understand the characteristics of anticyclones and the contrast between those in summer and in winter. Part A – Anticyclones and Depressions Part B – Fronts Part C – Life cycle of…

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…

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…