Weather and Climate: a Teachers’ Guide
Climate Zones – Past Climate Change – Changing Global Climate – UK Climate
Lesson overview: In this lesson we revisit climate zones before exploring regional climate differences across the UK and the reasons for them.
Although the climate of the UK is largely Oceanic, some upland areas are Subpolar Oceanic and some small regions of Scotland are Subarctic or Tundra. Physical factors including prevailing winds, topography, altitude, latitude, distance to the sea, aspect and urbanisation are the primary factors influencing smaller scale regional variations within the UK’s climate.
To understand how the UK’s climate varies regionally.
To be able to explain why the UK’s climate varies regionally.
To be able to relate the UK’s climate to where you live.
Key Teaching Resources
UK Climate PowerPoint
UK Climate Worksheet
UK Climate Graph Homework
Reasons for UK Climate Differences
Teacher CPD/ Extended Reading
UK Climate – More for Teachers
Alternative or Extension Resources