Unit 4.2 introduction: We are meteorologists

Presenting the weather

About this unit

Software:   Microsoft Excel ® / Google Spreadsheet, Internet browser, Microsoft PowerPoint ® / IWB software

Hardware:   Any available equipment for measuring weather

Outcome:  Spreadsheet of a range of weather data, including observations over an extended period of time; charts and graphs of weather data collected; TV-style weather presentation

How often do children in your class want to talk about the weather? Have you noticed the mood of your class changes depending on the weather? Do they ever ask you what the weather will be like tomorrow? Do some of them take an interest in weather forecasts on TV? Might some of them be interested in explaining how weather changes? This unit brings together data measurement, analysis and presentation, as the children become weather presenters and forecasters themselves.


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