005 - Temperature

Factual Question

What effects the temperature of an area?


Key Terminology

  • Prevailing wind
Define the word above by using the useful link below.

Useful Link



Activity One - Watch

In the middle of your page write the word temperature. As we watch the youtube clip below mindmap all the factors which influence the temperature of an area. Some groups may want to write their results down collaboratively, to do this fill in the padlet below the clip.

Factors Effecting Temperature

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Activity Two - Teach

The aim of this activity is to teach to the group the causes of why temperature can vary across the world. The group will be divided into teams to create a presentation of their findings.

Detail of Task

Organisation
  • The 'magic' pot will divide the group in to six teams.
  • Each team will be given a temperature variable to research and present to the group.
  • You will have 15 minutes to research the variable - using text books, worksheets and websites.
  • You will be using Mindmeister to collate and share your ideas with your team.
  • The temperature variables are:
    • Distance from the coast
    • Prevailing wind
    • Ocean currents
    • Height above sea level
    • Shelter
    • Urban area
Presentation
  • 5 minute oral presentation
  • You can use GoogleSlides to illustrate your ideas
  • Use images and bullet points
  • Everyone in the group must speak!

How will I be assessed?

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Achievement level

Level descriptor

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The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.




1–2

i.   makes a limited use of terminology

ii.  demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through limited descriptions and/or examples.




3–4

i.   uses some terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates satisfactory knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through simple descriptions, explanations and examples.




5–6

i.   uses considerable and relevant terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through descriptions, explanations and examples.




7–8

i.   consistently uses a range of terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates detailed knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through developed and accurate descriptions, explanations and examples.




Criterion B: Investigating

Achievement Level

Level descriptor

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The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.




1–2

ii.  formulates a limited action plan or does not follow a plan

iii. collects and records limited or sometimes irrelevant information

iv. with guidance, reflects on the research process and results in a limited way.





3–4

ii.  formulates and occasionally follows a partial action plan to investigate a research question

iii. uses a method(s) to collect and records some relevant information

iv. with guidance, reflects on the research process and results.





5–6

ii.  formulates and mostly follows a sufficiently developed action plan to investigate a research question

iii. uses methods to collect and record appropriate relevant information

iv. with guidance, evaluates on the research process and results.






7–8

ii.  formulates and effectively follows a consistent action plan to investigate a research question

iii. uses methods to collect and record appropriate and varied relevant information

iv. with guidance, provides a detailed evaluation on the research process and results.





Useful Resources



Activity Three - Evaluation

Answer the following questions after you have completed your presentation. You should be aiming to write at least three sentences for each point.
  1. What went well about the research process?
  2. How could you improve the research process?
  3. What was positive about your presentation?
  4. After listening to the other presentations, what could you do to improve if you were to do this exercise again?