001 - Observing the Weather

Factual Questions:

What is weather and climate?
How is the weather measured?

Key Terminology

  • Weather
  • Climate
  • Temperature
  • Thermometer
  • Precipitation
  • Rain Gauge
  • Weather Vane
  • Anemometer
  • Oktas
  • Barometer
  • Millibars
  • Beaufort Scale

You will be using the words above throughout this lesson. Use the useful link below to help you to define them.

Useful Link

Activity One - How does the weather impact us?

  • Using the images below describe in your book how the weather may impact; what you wear, transport, sports and people's jobs.
  • Remember Individuals and Societies work always needs a title and for you to write in full sentences!!


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Activity Two

  1. Explain the difference between weather and climate. You can use the the link in the key terminology section to help you and the youtube clip below.
  2. Why does the weather vary depending on where you are?

Weather and Climate

Activity Three

  • Watch the clip and try and remember how the weather is measured.

Weather Observations

Weather to be measured

Instruments Used 
Units to record the data

  1. Draw out the table above in your book. Remember to use a pencil and a ruler for the table.
  2. You will be given an envelope with weather to be measured words, the instruments used to measure weather and the units that are used to record the weather in. Match the weather, to the instrument, to the unit. 
  3. Copy the correct answers in to the table in your book.

Weather Observation Words

Activity Four

  • Describe what the weather is like today. 
  • How has the weather impacted what you have done today?