Weather heroes - lesson plan

This lesson introduces students to an exciting range of careers in weather and climate and the variety of skills that will prepare them for such careers. The activity centres around real-world challenges based on the careers involved in supporting communities.

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

  • Identify a range of different careers that involve the weather and climate
  • Develop understanding of the skills needed for careers in weather and climate
  • Explore through teamwork, the complexity of working through challenges associated with severe weather events and develop problem solving skills
  • Identify and develop the skills people with careers involving extreme weather conditions would use

Curriculum links:

  • English literacy and language – written and verbal communication
  • Science/sciences and technology – prediction and evidence
  • Geography/social studies/the world around us – observation, data collection and communicating data
  • Art and design/expressive arts – storytelling
  • PSHE and citizenship/PSE/health and wellbeing/PDMU – evaluating personal strengths, interests, skills and links to employment

Time required: 70 minutes for all activities (or less if individual tasks are selected)

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