Weather and Climate: a Teachers’ Guide
Pathway: Basic Weather
Weather in our Lives
Lesson overview: In this lesson, we investigate what weather is and how it has an impact on our daily lives – our clothes, food, travel, work and leisure activities.
Weather describes the atmospheric conditions in your location right now and it is impossible to ignore or escape its effects on our everyday lives. Weather affects our lives both directly, for example by determining whether we get sunburnt, and indirectly, for example by affecting the price of our food. It strongly influences our physical environments, both rural and urban. Weather data is provided by the Met Office and various other organisations in the UK and consumed across society to help us accommodate weather in our lives. As our climate changes so does our weather – particularly our extreme weather.
- To be able to define what the weather is
- To explain how the weather can have a direct impact upon our lives
- To evaluate how the weather can vary from place to place and time to time.
Key Teaching Resources
Teacher CPD/ Extended Reading
Alternative or Extension Resources
Investigating the correlation between classroom behaviour and weather.
Using weather data to investigate whether sports events can go ahead (Developed by Martin Sutton and previously published in Teaching Geography)
A grid to record the impact of weather on our lives over the course of a week.