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Barometric Pressure (Collins GCSE Science Transition Unit 3) – 3 Meteorology Lessons for KS3/KS4

Key Stage

KS3, KS4


Years 7-11


Intended for learners transitioning from KS3 to the new GCSE science specifications (the first exams for which are due in summer 2018)

Contents: – 1x introduction for teachers – 3x lesson plans – 11x worksheets – 3x PowerPoint presentations – 1x technician notes

Objectives: Students will learn about what air pressure is, and about the link between air pressure and other aspects of weather.

Lesson 1 Students revise pressure calculations, use particle theory to explain what air pressure is and research how a barometer works.

Lesson 2 Students learn how to plan an investigation to collect data on the weather, and then use this to make a prediction on what future weather will be like.

Lesson 3 Students analyse the link between pressure and other weather measurements, using this to conclude what the weather in a high pressure and a low pressure area will look like.

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