Weather forecaster

BBC weather forecaster Chris Fawkes talks about modelling the atmosphere and comparing this with human readings.

To link with this we have developed a lesson plan for students to test their knowledge of isobars and then investigate how a barometer works.

A downloadable version of the video, lesson plan and student practical activity sheet are available below.

Curriculum links for the lesson are as follows:

2008 Key Stage 3 Programme of Study:

Range and Content: 3.1b

Attainment Targets: AT1, AT4

Key Concepts: 1.1a, 1.1b, 1.3

Key Processes: 2.1a, 2.1c, 2.2a, 2.3a

Curriculum Opportunities: 4a, c, h

Scottish 5-14 Science Curriculum:

E&F3 – Forces and their effects

Attainment Targets:

Knowledge and Understanding

Level E

Describe the relationship between force, pressure and area

Investigating Skills

Level D

Make an appropriate series of accurate measurements.

Draw conclusions consistent with findings.