Forecasting fact-busters - lesson plan

This lesson addresses the different ways we can make and communicate predictions about the weather and tell ‘weather stories’. Pupils will be introduced to the different ways information can be presented, including fact, exaggeration, fake news or fiction. It also draws on how prediction and risk analysis is a key part of meteorologists’ work.

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

  • Understand the different ways in which we can make and communicate predictions about the weather
  • Explore and develop the skills needed to tell weather stories
  • Identify real and fake weather stories to understand the importance of trustworthy sources

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
  • Mathematics and numeracy – probability and percentages
  • Art and design/expressive arts – storytelling

Time required: 75 minutes for all activities (or less if individual tasks are selected)

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