Geography Lesson Box: Clouds and Rainfall
The Clouds and Rainfall unit includes:
Clouds and Rainfall, Why does it rain? Relief Rain, Convectional Rain, Frontal rain in the United Kingdom, A Frontal System, Watching the clouds, Passing of a front
Years 8 or 9, middle ks3, adapt for GCSE introduction
Description / Objective / Linked materials
Clouds and Rainfall explains visually each of the types of rainfall and a frontal system including weather maps showing isobars. It then takes students through how the clouds change with a passing front. I have used this with a ‘nice day’ outdoor lesson recording the weather and then a home working recording and interpreting clouds. Use with the Frontal rain Differentiated Homeworks. Assess learning and understanding using the Revise and Test presentations included.
2 lesson units – rain types, and changing clouds