Weather Patterns & Climate Change » Movies, presentations and worksheets

1) An introduction to weather and climate- movie image

1) An introduction to weather and climate- movie

These resources help to introduce the topic, and recap upon previous learning. The movie introduces weather and climate and gives pupils a flavour for the topic. Click on the tab in the bottom right hand corner for full size video.  ..

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2a) Why does it rain- presentation image

2a) Why does it rain- presentation

This why does it rain presentation looks at the main types of rainfall and how they occur. It provides an excellent recap following the memory map task.  

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2b) Why does it rain- clouds movie image

2b) Why does it rain- clouds movie

This is a movie about cloud types. It looks at cloud names, and the type of weather that different clouds bring. To enlarge movie, click on the tab in bottom right corner.

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3a) Measuring and forecasting the weather- making weather instruments image

3a) Measuring and forecasting the weather- making weather instruments

This is a presentation that shows how to make some simple weather instruments. This could provide a good homework activity for pupils.  

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3b) Measuring and forecasting the weather- presenting the weather image

3b) Measuring and forecasting the weather- presenting the weather

This is a presentation on presenting the weather, where pupils can try to interpret weather maps and present them to the class. There are maps showing different elements of the weather for pupils to interpret and present.

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3c) Measuring and forecasting the weather- weather maps worksheet image

3c) Measuring and forecasting the weather- weather maps worksheet

This is a worksheet where pupils devise their own symbols to produce weather maps of their own, for a set of specific weather conditions across the UK.  

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4a) Satellite images and weather systems- satellite images presentation image

4a) Satellite images and weather systems- satellite images presentation

This resource focusses on the use of satellite images in predicting and forecasting the weather,

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4b) Satellite images and weather systems- weather systems presentation image

4b) Satellite images and weather systems- weather systems presentation

This resource focusses on different types of weather systems that the UK receives, highlighting anticyclones and depressions.

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5a) The effect of weather and climate on human activity- movie image

5a) The effect of weather and climate on human activity- movie

This issue is introduced with a movie which looks at a variety of ways in which weather and climate affect peoples’ lives, including the heavy snow that the UK received in 2009. To enlarge movie, click on the tab in bottom right corner.

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5b) The effect of weather and climate on human activity- worksheet image

5b) The effect of weather and climate on human activity- worksheet

This worksheet accompanies the movie and gets pupils thinking about the impact of weather and climate upon different people and their occupations.

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6) Climate- factors that affect climate presentation image

6) Climate- factors that affect climate presentation

These resources focus on climate and the factors that affect climate. The presentation looks at the four main factors that influence climate, giving a visual guide as to how they operate.

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7a) UK climate- presentation image

7a) UK climate- presentation

These resources provide a look at the UK’s climate. The presentation and the worksheet work well together, enabling class or independent working situations. This is the presentation.

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7b) UK climate- worksheet image

7b) UK climate- worksheet

This worksheet accompanies the presentation and gets pupils interpreting climate maps, and describing and explaining UK climate.

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8) Polar climate zones- worksheet image

8) Polar climate zones- worksheet

This worksheet provides a look at a contrasting climate to the UK whilst requiring the use of thinking skills and graph work.

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9a) Climate change- movie image

9a) Climate change- movie

These resources provide several opportunities to explore climate change. The movie introduces the issue for pupils, looking at causes, effects and possible solutions.

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9b) Climate change- match up activity image

9b) Climate change- match up activity

The match up activity looks at different opinions on climate change. Pupils needs to decide which people have which opinion about climate change, and from this piece together the true story.

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9c) Climate change- global warming presentation image

9c) Climate change- global warming presentation

This presentation examines the causes, effects and potential solutions to the problem of global warming.

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