BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

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

BBC Homepage
BBC Schools
BBC Teachers
Homepage
About weather
Weather and people
Parents

Contact Us

Lesson Plan for Online Work

Objective
To describe how the weather affects living conditions in a locality.


Curriculum Relevance
  • English Key Stage 2 Geography: 1c, 2a,f, 3a,d, 7b
  • Wales Key Stage 2 Geography: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.8, 1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4
  • Northern Ireland Key Stage 2 Geography:
    Weather
    IT

  • Scotland 5-14 Guidelines: Environmental Studies - People and Place
    The Physical Environment
    Skills Strand
    Developing Informed Attitudes
    ICT

Resources
  • Worksheet 1: How the weather affects life in ....
  • Globes and atlases
  • Postcard-sized piece of white card.


  • Teaching Activities:

    Introduction
    • Visit the What is Weather? website (Link with Offline activity: How does weather affect you?)
    • Is weather the same everywhere in the world?

    • Group Activities

      Groups use the Weather and People section to collect information about one locality, making notes and thinking about: How does the weather affect life in this locality?

      Discuss: What would it be like to live here?

      Record group's ideas on Worksheet 1.

      Find the locality on a globe and in an atlas.

      Group 1   Barbados, W.Indies (tropical (hot, wet))
      Group 2   Aswan, Egypt (desert (hot, dry))
      Group 3   Naxos, Greece (warm temperate)
      Group 4   Belfast, N.Ireland (cool temperate)
      Group 5   Spitzbergen, Norway (polar)


      Individual

      Use all the information you have to answer the questions: Would you like to live there? Why / why not?

      Plenary

      Each group identifies their locality on a globe and reports how the weather affects life there.

      Homework

      How does the weather affect you?
      Complete Worksheet 2.

      Site Overview  |  Online Lesson Plan  |  Offline Lesson Plan
      Printable Worksheets  |  Extension Work  |  Useful Links
      What is weather


      About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy