Weather warriors - lesson plan

This lesson brings together community, collaboration and social action by getting students to understand how weather and climate information can support and benefit their local area. It also includes case studies of real people working in weather and climate to introduce students to the variety of ways we can help communities.

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

  • Reflect on how weather and climate change affect us personally and as a community
  • Develop risk assessment strategies and skills that will help keep themselves, and others safe
  • Gain an understanding of how mathematical skills are used and applied in the real world of weather and climate

Curriculum links:

  • Mathematics and numeracy – understanding how a wide range of mathematical skills are deployed in the study of weather via graphs, percentages, averages
  • Science/sciences and technology – evidence, evaluation, reporting and managing risk)
  • PSHE and citizenship/PSE/health and Wellbeing/PDMU – explaining choices, careers and the world of work, skills for life, contributing to improvements in the community
  • Geography/social studies/the world around us – understanding environments and the climate; and how human activity relies on the effective functioning of natural systems
  • Computing/ICT – creative projects using multiple digital tools to achieve challenging goals

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

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