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What affects the Weather we get?

 
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Task One: Brain Storm 'What affects the Weather we get?' as a class

 
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Task Two: Copy this table - nice and large, in your exercise book

 
Latitude
Altitude (metres above sea level)
Current Temperature (°C)
High / Max Temperature Today (°C)
Low / Min Temperature Today/Night (°C)
Weather Description
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

Task Three: Location on Map

Use an Atlas or Google Earth to match the 10 locations in the table above with the 10 starred location on the outline map of Switzerland. Label each location

Task Four: Complete Table

Using the Internet
Using Google Earth
Latitude
Use Wikipedia - the longitude and latitude are given in the data boxes on the right hand side of the page. If you click on the names of the locations in the box above it will take you directly to Wikipedia. You can search for the locations in Google Earth. If you press Ctrl+L in Google Earth it adds a longitude and latitude grid.
Altitude (metres above sea level)
Elevation data can also be seen in the data boxes on the right hand side of the Wikipedia screen. Turn on the Terrain layer in Google Earth. The altitude of the ground under the mouse pointer is shown at the bottom of the screen.
Weather Conditions
Use AccuWeather.com International. Turn on the 'Conditions and Forecasts' layer in the 'Weather' layers section.

Task Five: Questions

  1. Circle the highest temperature in your data table and add a label to your map.
  2. Circle the lowest temperature in your data table and add a label to your map.
  3. Circle the most northerly location on your map and add a label.
  4. Circle the most southerly location on your map and add a label.
  5. Circle the location at the highest altitude on your map and add a label.
  6. Circle the location at the lowest altitude on your map and add a label.

Write a paragraph to answer the question 'What affects the weather we get?'.

 
Geography Review

Review

 
What do you think affects the weather that people experience who live in the houses in the image below?
 
Tinerhir
 

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