Bringing data to life - lesson plan

This lesson explores the question: “What will weather information of the future look like?” Your class will be introduced to some of the key tools Met Office uses to bring weather data to life. They will then use their imagination to create their own vision of how weather data might be communicated in the future.

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify the skills and careers involved in communicating weather information
  • Explore different types of data visualisation technologies and how they can be used to benefit different industries and organisations
  • Demonstrate practical ways of using creativity to design a weather app of the future

Curriculum links:

  • Mathematics and numeracy – Understanding ways data can be presented
  • PSHE and citizenship/PSE/health and wellbeing/PDMU – Careers and the responsibilities of citizens in a changing world
  • Geography/social studies/the world around us – Data modelling tools, strengths and weaknesses

Time required: 60 minutes for all activities (or less if individual tasks are selected)

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