Weather & Climate by Peter D. Riley


Weather & Climate by Peter D. Riley

Weather and Climate is an important topic covering a wide range of subjects and areas of interest. From the evening weather forecast, to global warming, from different types of weather, to movement of the Sun and the Moon, weather is important to the everyday lives of children. As such, this book focuses on how to teach Weather and Climate as a topic in schools - either as small discrete topics, or as a large whole-school focus on weather and the world around us. There are numerous opportunities to look at all of the subjects in the curriculum in a fun and entertaining way. Themes in this book include: 1. Sun and Earth (heat and seasons, thermometers); 2. Atmosphere (feature and properties of, pressure, making barometers, humidity, pine cones, seaweed); 3. Movement of the atmosphere (winds, anemometers, wind rose); 4. Clouds and rain (cloud types, estimating cloud cover, rain gauge); 5. Frost, ice and snow (types of, effects of); 6. Storms (hurricanes, tornadoes, thunder, lightning, estimating distance of, storms in history); 7. Recording and forecasting the weather (Making weather stations, presenting weather forecasts, weather sayings); 8. Climates around the world (general classification, weather experiences at specific places); 9. Climate change (Evidence of, factors affecting, ways to reduce it, debate)

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80 pages


Peter D. Riley
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Publication date

1st March 2012



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