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Recommended Resources to Support the Teaching of Weather and Climate within this Specification

We are delighted to have worked together with the OCR to develop resources to support this specification – click here to access the resources with links embedded into the scheme of work here.

An introduction to microclimates.

An introduction to urban heat islands.

Microclimate fieldwork ideas.

Weather and Climate:a Teachers’ Guide Urban Climates

Weather and Climate: a Teachers’ Guide UK Climate 

An introduction by the Met Office.

Air Masses – there are many more air mass resources on the key stage 4 page.

A case study of arctic maritime air.

A case study worksheet of orographic rain can be found on the key stage 4 page.

A Met Office YouTube video on Wind Direction and weather.

Global Atmospheric Circulation YouTube video

Weather and Climate: a Teachers’ Guide  Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation 

Some introductory ideas on climate zones.

Coriolis movie.

We also recommend:

The nullschool animation of current surface winds.

Weather and Climate: a Teachers’ Guide: Tropical Cyclones

Complete KS3 scheme of work on tropical cyclones, which could be used for revision or background information.

Work scheme on extreme weather including tropical storms (aimed at A level but could be adapted). 

Further KS4 resources. Link to OCR website for the full specification.

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