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 – so if you have any questions they will be seen and answered. However, access to the course is free for 5 weeks from whenever you start it – plenty of time to download all the resources. The course will take roughly 9 hours in total to complete.

    Learning Objectives of the course:

  • Describe the weather features associated with depressions, anticyclones and the four main air masses which affect the UK.
  • Interpret a synoptic chart (also known as a weather chart) to provide details about wind speed and direction, precipitation and cloud cover.
  • Describe some of the physical processes which give rise to weather, such as convection, condensation, pressure gradients and the Coriolis force.
  • Investigate local weather conditions using readily available instruments.
  • Explain some of the processes which transfer energy through the Earth system, including the transient effects of volcanoes and changes in the Earth’s orbit, and how these processes relate to the Earth’s climate.
  • Apply your understanding of mid-latitude weather systems to the analysis of weather data and images.
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