General Details

You are going to produce a project. This will be at least 3 pages long and will contain a mixture of text, pictures and diagrams. You must try to use your own words and not just ‘copy and paste’ information. This is really important – you need to understand the information in your project and you may be asked questions about it. The project is to be handed in by 30th March. It can be done in a file, an exercise book or ‘loose’ pages. You can type it, or write it. Staff will then mark the project and decide whether it is a ‘merit’, ‘graduate’, or ‘honours’  pass. Good luck.

Some information you may like to include:

You might want to include some, or all, of the following information.

1. Explain how each of these are measured.

  • wind force and direction

  • cloud type and extent

  • temperature
  • pressure

  • rainfall

  • humidity

2..Record the weather conditions every day for two weeks. Use equipment like a rain gauge (you can make your own) or an outdoor thermometer.

3. Identify different cloud types. How are they formed?

4. What do ‘warm’ and ‘cold’ air masses in summer and winter do to the typical weather in your area? Note down the effects of land and sea.

5. Explain how synoptic weather maps are produced. Show you can
understand a map, with fronts and isobars, similar to those on television and in newspapers.

6. Understand the effects of hypothermia and heat exhaustion. How do temperature, wind and water affect the human body?

Review of Websites (this may be really important if you want to achieve an ‘honours’ pass)

Find 2 or 3 ‘child friendly’ websites about this subject ( . Review some of these websites. Which has been the most useful for you? You may want to explain this by including ‘screen shots’ of your selected websites. As always, if you do not have your own computer, please feel free to go to our ‘study club’.


If you want to try for an Honours pass in this project, you may be asked questions about the sections in red.