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Climate Zones Journey

Developed by Lesley Hunter, Creavery Primary School

Teachers Notes

Climate Zones Game Graphic

Overview

This is a game for use with a KS2 class, looking at climate zones around the world.
Differentiation is easy within a class by using different sets of question cards. Print sets on different coloured card so that pupils are not aware that some of the questions are different.

What to do
The game consists of a journey through different ‘cities’ in a classroom or hall. At each city the pupil (or group) must answer a question with 3 possible answers. Choosing the correct answer will lead to the next city and the final one will take you back to where you started. Pupils do not know the order in which they have to visit the cities and, as it is circular, groups can start at different places.

Incorrect answers result in penalties which can either send pupils back to somewhere they have already visited or describe another type of penalty. If all questions are answered correctly, students take the green route around the cities. Any incorrect answers results in yellow diversions.

At each city pupils collect a word which makes the sentence “climate is what you expect, weather is what you get”.

Alternatively, they could collect a weather related artefact which could then be used for extension work for the whole class or for the more able pupils (for example, materials to make a weather instrument).

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