Weather and The Climate
We are going to be learning all about weather and the climate. For this activity, you are going to pretend that you are a meteorologist. This is a name for a person who studies the weather (see if you can look up this word in the dictionary).
Have a look through the presentations and videos to learn more about this topic. There are lots of resources attached, including an experiment, but you can also carry out your own research too. Think about some fun facts that you might want to find out. Here are a few questions that you might want to think about:
How do clouds form?
Why is it important that we have rain?
Why is it important that we have sunshine?
What causes thunder and lightening?
Why can you see your breath when it is cold outside?
Why do we get snow?
Once you have done some research, choose one of the tasks below to complete:
- Have a look at the weather report over the next 5 days. Imagine that it is your job to report the weather on the news. Write a script to explain what we should expect. Is this good/ bad, why/ why not?
- Pick any country in the world. Carry out some research to find out what their weather and climate is. Design a poster to tell us what you have found out.
- Watch the video 'be a weather watcher’. Create your own diary to log the weather over the next week.
- Complete one of the worksheets attached.
- Complete the cloud experiment. See if you can write up your experiment. Don’t forget to include: