Teachers’ notes to accompany Weather Systems
Teaching objectives/Learning outcomes
By the end of the lesson, pupils will know and understand:
- the characteristics of depressions and fronts and the sequence of associated weather
- the characteristics of anticyclones and the contrast between those in summer and in winter.
Computers with internet access would be desirable. Alternatively if internet access is not available, printed copies of student sheets and worksheets should be made.
Prior knowledge required
A basic background of weather and climate.
The information on the student sheets can be delivered by the teacher and activities completed individually. Alternatively students can work through the whole lesson themselves.
Part A – Anticyclones and Depressions
Part C – Life cycle of a depression
Part D – Depression cross-section and weather sequence
Five worksheets with exercises are provided to consolidate learning.
Suggestions for home work
Any of the worksheet activities can be completed.
Reproduced with the kind permission of the Met Office