Wild Weather

Suitable for pupils in KS3 (11-14 years)

This unit is about climate change and the effects it will have on people around the world. It emphasises the increasing unpredictability of the weather and explores ways people might prepare for the, apparently inevitable, ‘wild weather’ - floods and droughts. It also introduces the notion of food security.

It includes internet searches about climate change and suggests ways to assess the quality fo the information gathered, investigations on the salt tolerance of seedlings and the likely impact of this on farmers in coastal areas prone to flooding in Bangladesh and looks at transpiration and the stresses associated with very dry climates. One activity reviews possible solutions for irrigation in these dry areas.

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