16 April 2009
A new, interactive education section has been launched to support teachers and help pupils learning about weather and climate change. The refreshed web pages have been split into three sections for kids, teens and teachers to match the needs of each age group.
They have been designed with the help of teachers and are more engaging, easier to navigate and provide clearer content.
Younger children can meet the 'Weather Explorer', who will help them learn about the weather and provide them with amazing facts. There are also games to play and experiments to try at home or in the classroom.
For teenagers there are in-depth case studies on severe weather events, which provide greater information on the weather and its impacts on people and places.
New worksheets and presentations for primary and secondary pupils have been designed to support the National Curriculum for England, so teachers will find it easier to incorporate weather and climate change into lesson plans. Covering elements of the geography, science and maths curriculums, all of the material can be downloaded free-of-charge.
Mark Gibbs, Education Business Manager, said: "We have worked closely with teachers to develop our education web pages to suit their needs. The three areas are designed to be simple and clear to use, both as part of a lesson or by children exploring the web for themselves."
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