Recommended Sites for Teachers
Strange and extreme weather conditions around the world have been captured on video and are readily available on several websites. These clips provide an excellent opportunity to engage pupil’s interest and below we have listed our recommendations. The sites are suitable for KS1 and 2 pupils and include a mixture of lesson plans, worksheets, videos, photograph and activities:
Metoffice.gov.uk – Includes lots of exciting activities for pupils to help them learn about the fascinating world of weather. Also see Amazing Facts and For Teachers with lesson plans and resources including videos. In the Teen section there is some information on extreme weather case studies.
National Geographic – A complete Earth climate and weather overview – okay for years 5 and 6 but not younger, it is clear but quite complex language.
What is Weather – Pupils – Nice collection of weather images from the BBC which are suitable for younger pupils.
What is Weather – Teachers – Weather worksheets and lesson plans from the BBC on the Teachers’ page
Weather and people – another excellent resource from the What is Weather site
Weather for Kids – a collection of experiments helping pupils learn about the weather. It also has photographs, quizzes and videos.
The Interactive Weather Channel – Lots of information here but it is based in the US. The sun safety and weather encyclopaedia are worth a good look.
Topmarks – KS1 weather resources at Topmarks
Topmarks – KS2 weather resources at Topmarks
TES.co.uk – Interactive weather chart KS1
Crickweb – Weather Forecast and the Water Cycle
Teacher Scholastic – Weather Watch