Formation of tropical storms

Formation of tropical storms

This 2 HOUR resource investigates the causes of tropical storms. A useful video link is included to allow students to visualise the formation of such events. Students then learn to extract key ‘buzz’ words from a model answer, aiding revision and understanding. A flow diagram is then used to sequence the events leading to the formation of a tropic storm. A story board can then be created to act as a visual aid. A fun, timed, sequencing game is finally used as a kinaesthetic to further assess learning.
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Effects of tropical storms, Researching tropcial storms, Nargis VS Karina

Effects of tropical storms, Researching tropcial storms, Nargis VS Karina

This resource investigates the effects of tropical storms. The lesson use pupil led internet research to compare two tropical storms; one in a LIC and one in a HIC. The lesson starts by introducing some of the effects. Here students are encouraged to develop their answers and not just list ideas. Both the Nargis and Katrina are over-viewed briefly. Instructions for the research task are provided, as well as a website links sheet.
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Tropical storm mitigation, Reducing the damage from tropical storms (Predict, protect, prepare)

Tropical storm mitigation, Reducing the damage from tropical storms (Predict, protect, prepare)

This 2-HOUR lesson teaches students how preparation, protection and prediction can lessen the damage and destruction caused by tropical storms. Pupils learn about the effectiveness of forecasting; as well as various precautions that can be taken prior to the storms arrival. Finally building protection methods are over-viewed. The pupils must then create their own educational hurricane brochure. This must inform citizens of how to keep safe during future storms.
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Recording weather, Measuring weather, Weather instruments

Recording weather, Measuring weather, Weather instruments

This 2 HOUR lesson investigates the methods used to record weather. Pupils first try to guess the function of various weather instruments. Sunshine recorders are analysed and pupils create their own report from actual sunshine cards. The Beaufort scale is studied through a fun role play exercise. Pressure and wind speed are also covered, as well as the more modern Stevenson weather station. A work booklet is included along with differentiated writing frames for weaker pupils.
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Climate graphs

Climate graphs

This 1 HOUR lesson teaches pupils to create and interpret climate graphs. Once pupils have completed the task, they are to create a set of questions to test their partners understanding of the graph they have produced. An interactive graph is also included to test class understanding of graph analysis.
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Interpreting weather maps, Weather symbols

Interpreting weather maps, Weather symbols

This 1-2 hour lesson teaches pupils how to describe weather patterns using weather symbols. A fun ‘dominoes’ style game is used to introduce the symbol and their meanings. This understanding is then tested through the creation of a weather report using the source map included. An additional complementary homework exercise is also provided.
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Effects of UK flooding, Flooding role play, 2012- Britain wettest year

Effects of UK flooding, Flooding role play, 2012- Britain wettest year

This 2 HOUR lesson investigates the impacts of the 2012 UK floods. Imaged prompts are used as a starter task to arouse pupil interest. The lesson uses a basic experiment to teach pupils of the key processes of permeability, infiltration and saturation. The class is split into five groups, who represent the different individuals effected. They are provided with opinion cards from which they must create a statement for the role-play TV news report. The teacher plays the TV anchor. Pupils in each group are numbered, so a random student will need to represent each group’s findings. The remaining group must complete the worksheet after the report to show how the various individuals are impacted.
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The Big Freeze of 2010, UK extreme weather

The Big Freeze of 2010, UK extreme weather

This 2 HOUR lesson investigates the effects of the 2010 big freeze. The resource overviews the causes of the event; as well as how the phenomena impacted on the economy, emergency services, transport and education. The lesson uses a fun role play news report to assess pupil understanding. A case study information and collection sheet is provided, as well as writing frame for weaker pupils.
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Weather and climate

Weather and climate

This package includes all of the teaching and learning resources required to teach this 12 WEEK topic. The bundle includes a detailed and engaging power point for each of the lessons, as well as supporting videos, activities and worksheets. Homework tasks and differentiated support is provided for pupils of varying abilities.
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Weather systems, What are depressions & anti-cyclones?

Weather systems, What are depressions & anti-cyclones?

In this 3 HOUR, lesson pupils learn the characteristics of both depressions and anti-cyclones. The formation of both these weather systems is covered in depth. A range of activities are included for varying abilities. Writing frames are provided to support and guide lower ability students.
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The water cycle

The water cycle

This 3-4 HOUR resource investigates the water cycle. Pupils are taught the key concepts though listening to two fun and educational songs. The key processes are overviewed through a card sort task. A ‘splat game’ is then used to check pupil progress. Four differentiated worksheets are provided, as well as challenging group questioning. An extended creative writing task is then used to assess pupil understanding. A check criteria sheet is used for peer marking or for teacher use.
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Rainfall types

Rainfall types

This 2 HOUR lesson teaches pupils about convectional, relief and frontal rainfall. This lesson uses a fun ‘pupil led learning’ in which pupils teach their peers about the various rainfall types. Groups then complete a tricky gap fill exercise to test understanding. An engaging ‘meerkat’ exercise is then used to further assess progress. Students will finally describe and explain rainfall patterns in the UK through graph analysis.
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UK Climate, Explaining UK weather patterns

UK Climate, Explaining UK weather patterns

This 3-4 HOUR lesson teaches pupils to understand UK weather patterns. The resource investigates how latitude can affect temperature. Students then use isotherm maps to describe these patterns. Pupils are then tasked with explaining these variations. Differentiated worksheets are provided here. A mystery task is the main activity. Pupils are required to investigate why temperature and rainfall changes across the UK. Challenging extension material is also included for stretching gifted and talented children.
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Rainforest taboo game

Rainforest taboo game

This is to be used as a fun revision resource for the rainforest topic. The class are to describe the word on the board to the student at the front, without using the ‘buzz’ words on the slide.
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Rainforest homework pack

Rainforest homework pack

This pack includes three sets of practice exam questions, to be set as homework. This pack should be used across a 6 week period to complement the rainforest scheme of work. The mark schemes for these are also included.
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Rainforest assessment

Rainforest assessment

This end of unit test assesses pupils understanding of: the distribution and characteristics of tropical rainforest, the causes and effects of deforestation as well as management strategies. A mark scheme is also included.
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River meanders & oxbow lakes, Features of the middle stage

River meanders & oxbow lakes, Features of the middle stage

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. The lesson investigates features of the middle stage, with a focus on meanders and ox-bow lakes. The lesson starts by explaining why some parts of a river flow faster than others. The pupils draw a cross section of a river and annotate, to highlight these ideas. The lesson includes class discussion questions to check learning throughout the lesson. A flow diagram is used to teach pupils the sequence, as well as a fun, timed class activity. A writing frame is included to help pupils practice writing an independent exam style answer.
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