Children you might like to:
- Complete the silhouettes of a watering can and of a man
rescuing one of his sheep.
- Investigate the difference between climate and weather.
- Find how much rain fell during January and February where you
- Talk to the older people in your family about weather before
you were born. Do they think the weather is getting worse or
- Use the Internet to find out about the weather in Beijing or
Kowloon or Xi'an.
- Find out what happens when plants become water - logged.
Parents you might like to:
- Consider the difference between the UK, England, Britain and
the British Isles, just what do they all mean and why Little Ming
and Fung could get confused.
- Explore how big a topic of conversation the state of the
weather really is. What are people concerned about?
- Think about the weather where you live, list the many words
used to describe it and then keep a record of the following month's
- Look at local, regional and national weather forecast and begin
keeping a record to see how accurate they are.
- Investigate the temperature scales - Centigrade, Fahrenheit and
- Find out more about the proverbs and folklore associated with
weather. e.g. red sky at night...
Teachers you might like to:
- Explore how the weather and its associated images are used in
- Investigate local/ national weather statistics - discuss ways
of recording that information as well as build upon the ideas of
average and diversity.
- Use the Internet to explore weather statistics for your region/
locality. Can you indentify any trends? What changes can you
- Develop work on directed number by considering temperatures
like those in Siberia of minus 50. How much warmer is it where you
- Explore with a calculator the alogorithms used for converting
degrees Centigrade to degrees Fahrenheit and vice versa.
- Study the television and radio - to compare and contrast their
styles of informing the public about the weather. Alternatively you
might like to get the children to role play - being a weather