Why does the UK have wild weather?

In this lesson, we will be learning about the five main air masses that affect the weather in the United Kingdom.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which statements are true? (Choose 2 statements)

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Q2.Clouds are made up of tiny water droplets. True or false?

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Q3.What does orographic mean?

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Q4.Why does warm air rise?

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Q5.What happens to cause frontal rainfall?

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Q6.Match the type of rainfall to the correct description.
convectional
frontal
orographic

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 1

Question 2

Question 2

Question 3

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.Which statements are true? (Choose 2 statements)

Select two (2) boxes

1/6

Q2.Clouds are made up of tiny water droplets. True or false?

2/6

Q3.What does orographic mean?

3/6

Q4.Why does warm air rise?

4/6

Q5.What happens to cause frontal rainfall?

5/6

Q6.Match the type of rainfall to the correct description.
convectional
frontal
orographic

6/6

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Why does the UK have wild weather?

Well done for all your hard work this lesson. This quick quiz will show you how much you've learned.

Question 1

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Question 5

Q1.Which statement is true?

1/5

Q2.What does maritime mean in regards to air masses?

2/5

Q3.What does continental mean in regards to air masses?

3/5

Q4.Match up the source of the air mass to the description of the weather it brings.
oceans
land
Arctic
tropics

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Q5.Which of these air masses affect the UK? (Choose 5!)

Select five (5) boxes

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Why does the UK have wild weather?

Well done for all your hard work this lesson. This quick quiz will show you how much you've learned.

Question 1

Question 1

Question 1

Question 2

Question 2

Question 3

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which statement is true?

1/5

Q2.What does maritime mean in regards to air masses?

2/5

Q3.What does continental mean in regards to air masses?

3/5

Q4.Match up the source of the air mass to the description of the weather it brings.
oceans
land
Arctic
tropics

4/5

Q5.Which of these air masses affect the UK? (Choose 5!)

Select five (5) boxes

5/5

Lesson summary: Why does the UK have wild weather?

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