Weather & Climate - Graphing it!
Objective: To construct a climate graph from raw data and to recognise patterns and processes from the finished model.
Starter: Watch the video to the right. Write a definition of both weather and climate. What is the main difference between the two? How is climate and weather measured?
Task 1: Click here* to be taken to an interactive map showing climate data different ecosystems. Hover over each location and look carefully at the temperature and rainfall data.
i. Complete this worksheet* where you will write a description of the climate based on the data in each speech bubble and then dress the person accordingly e.g. snowshoes in Alaska. *Thanks to Juicy Geography
Task 2 - Plot the climate data for a location in the Tundra and tropical rainforest ecosystem. You will need the following:
1. Climate Graph Data
2. Climate Graph Outline (needs to be printed out)
3. Complete the questions below
Task 3 - Complete the activities on the Daily Weather in the tropics worksheet.
Task 4 - What drives the climate and how is it linked to the sun?
i. Watch the third YouTube video to the right (Convectional Rainfall) and then complete this worksheet about the formation of convectional rain and the concentration of sun light at the equator.
The worksheets above were created by Ann Cousins, Geography teacher at Meadowhead School.
Values of Tropical Rainforests
Objective: To find out about the physical structure of the rainforest, its adaptations and why removal can be damaging to the environment.
Starter: Where are the rainforests?
i. Click here to find out. On this worksheet, shade in the locations together with the names of the rainforests.
Task 1 - The Research
Click here to research rainforests and their values. You can complete this worksheet too. Make notes on the six factors outlined including a brief description of each.
ii. When you have your list ready, you will need to search for some images that represent these values.
Task 2 - The 30 Second Animoto Video
You will be producing a 30 second Animoto video to show the main values of the rainforest. To do this, follow the instructions below: (an example from last year is embedded to the right)
i. Click here to be taken to the Animoto site.
ii. Create a free account using your school email address, create a password and log in. Choose the 'Education' section from the drop down menu.
iii. You will then need to choose the style of your video (Animoto original is great!) and then click on 'Make 30 second video for free'. At this point, you might want to watch the tutorial too... (also embedded to the right)
iv. Start putting your video together. Remember, you only have 30 seconds so only include the most important and visual aspects.
Hit save and then download to your school YouTube account (the one that ends with the email address .eu). You can make it public then send a link to your teacher.