Year Nine Topic One - Wild Weather
In this topic students will learn about weather and climate. Students begin by looking at global weather patterns and analysing climates. Students then study precipitation and wind patterns, before moving on to more extreme weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes. The final part of the topic addresses the causes, impacts and possible solutions to climate change.
- Knowledge of how extreme weather such as hurricanes occur.
- Knowledge of factors affecting climate.
- Understand how climate is changing, it’s impacts and solutions.
- Ability to use analyse climate graphs and spot global climatic patterns
- Apply knowledge and understanding to suggest how climate change can cause issues
Links to previous study:
- Links to Living in the UK and Flooding, studied in Year 7
Links to future study / the wider world (where applicable):
- Links to Natural Hazards and the Living World, studied in Year 10
Number of lessons: 14
Sequence of lessons:
- Weather and Climate
- Climate Graphs
- Types of rain
- Depressions and anti - cyclones
- British Climate
- Desert climate
- Arctic Climate
- Tropical storm formation
- Hurricane Katrina
- Extreme weather in the UK
- Climate change – greenhouse effect
- Natural causes of climate change
- Impacts of climate change
- Management of climate change
- Extreme snow
- Geog.2 textbook
- Teacher prepared PowerPoints
Method of assessment:
- Skills assessment at the end of the unit
- Peer marking after activities
Use of assessments:
- Recall activities used to inform on-going teaching and learning.
- End of topic test: used to identify areas of strength and weakness in terms of knowledge and skills. Areas of weakness addressed throughout the remainder of the course.