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20 October 2014
Schools >> All subjects for ages 4 - 11 years What is weather
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Site Overview

The What is Weather? website is designed to cover the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 and the QCA primary geography Unit 7: Weather Around The World.
(NC ref: 3a,d,f,4a,6a,b,c,7b,c)

Content Areas

About weather:

This section uses cartoons to illustrate 7 of the main weather elements:
  • Wind force
  • Wind direction
  • Precipitation
  • Temperature
  • Sunshine
  • Visibility
  • Cloud
The material is accessible in an animated or non-animated version.

Weather and People:

This section introduces the concept of climate, and the fact that weather differs depending on the climate zone. Sub-sections illustrate how global weather conditions influence:
housing
clothing
sports
Locations have been chosen carefully to represent a variety of climate zones and where verifiable meterological information is available:
Barbados, W.Indies tropical wet (hot, wet)
Aswan, Egypt tropical dry (hot, desert)
Naxos, Greece warm temperate
Belfast, N.Ireland cool temperate
Spitzbergen, Norway polar
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