Glaciation and geological timescales

A module focused on glaciers and glaciation, with two of the lessons dealing specifically with aspects of geology and geological time

Superstorm Sandy: A geographical perspective

When Superstorm Sandy hit coast of the USA it caused disruption that would dominate the headlines for days

UK water and climate risks

The linked issues of water supply and climate change have been in the news, following the UK’s extreme winter weather of 2013-14.

Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti

A collection of geographical news stories reporting on the Hurricane that hit Haiti in October 2016


Pupils will learn that rivers and river systems, are dynamic; changing the landscape in visible and at times dramatic ways

Hurricane Irma

In September 2017 Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean Islands with devastating impacts before moving to Florida, in the USA

The geography of science

The purpose of this module is to explore some of the links between the disciplines of geography and science through three topical flashpoints: swine flu, earthquakes and climate change

Hurricane Harvey

A collection of geographical news stories covering the devastating hurricane that hit Texas, USA in August 2017

Weather and Climate resources: Key Stage Five

This section contains a selection of teaching resources that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage Five (ages 16 - 18)

Glacial environments

The purpose of this unit of work is to introduce students to a fascinating area of physical geography: glacial environments

Changing climates

The purpose of this module is to explore the climates of today and predict the climates of the future

Exploring Shackleton’s Antarctica

The aim of the module is to develop an enquiry on the Polar region of Antarctica focusing on Shackleton’s 1914–17 Endurance Expedition

Antarctic Glaciers: Pine Island

In January 2014 new research revealed that Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica was much more susceptible to climate change and ocean variability than previously thought

Coastal surges and flooding in the UK: a prompt for more sustainable drainage?

In early January 2014, at the same time that North America was experiencing heavy snow storms and sub-zero temperatures, the UK was also facing its own package of extreme weather

Climate change update

The Copenhagen Conference is underway, but 2009 has already been an eventful year

Seeing the wood for the trees: how will increased atmospheric CO2 affect forests?

CO2 is being pumped into a Staffordshire forests by scientists from the University of Birmingham. Why? To explore the effects of increased greenhouse gas emissions as a result of climate change

Small island developing states and climate change vulnerability

Small island developing states (SIDS) are mainly small isolated islands whose communities are commonly understood to be among the first places that will be very seriously affected by climate change

Thaw point

Is Antarctic ice melting faster? Is the world getting warmer? Is the world changing for the worse? Will we be eating jellyfish and chips?

The climate forecast

Between July 2011 and July 2012, a series of extreme weather events left many people asking: is there a link with climate change? And what progress are we making in tackling climate change?

World Ocean's Day 2017

To celebrate World Ocean's Day on June 8 take a look at a collection of geographical news stories exploring the key challenges facing seas around the globe today.

Antarctic glaciers

Dr Bethan Davies is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences Aberystwyth University

Antarctica - Extreme wilderness

In 1895, the International Geographical Congress claimed 'the exploration of the Antarctic region is the greatest piece of geographical exploration still to be undertaken'

Coral reef ecosystems

Exploitation and management of a coral reef ecosystem, Menjangan Island, Bali, Indonesia

Ocean acidification

Investigating the impact of ocean acidification on biogeochemical cycling through sea ice

The Upside Down Forest

Although it may often be only a few centimetres in depth, soil is one of the most essential resources on earth

Well-being in the aftermath of a flood

Dr Kate Walker-Springett is an environmental social scientist currently based in the Geography department at the University of Exeter

Weather and climate Poster

A poster to show more about key ideas and processes within the geography curriculum

Air quality for all

Poor air quality is a global problem but do we recognise its extent both spatially and in terms of the number of people affected

Can the UK ever be sustainable?

Our way of life is placing an increasing burden on the planet, but how realistic are visions of a sustainable future?

Engineering our climate

Whilst geo-engineering is not a solution to climate change, the question of whether it can be an effective means to delay the impacts of climate changed, is now being asked

Future of low carbon energy

As our awareness of climate change grows, the issue of carbon, and more importantly low carbon energy, is very much a challenge

Razing the rainforest

Deforestation has been on the global political and social agenda for a number of decades, but it is only now with the link between deforestation and climate change that there is new awareness

Weather and climate resources: Key Stage One

This section contains a selection of teaching resources that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage One (up to the age of seven)

Weather and climate resources: Key Stage Two

This section contains a selection of teaching resources that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage Two (ages seven to 11)

Weather and climate resources: Key Stage Three

This section contains a selection of teaching resources and case studies that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage Three (ages 11-14)

Weather data

Find out more about weather in the UK and worldwide, plus information and data to supplement your teaching

Passport to the Poles

Passport to the Poles uses the Polar First record-breaking helicopter journey by Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill around the world via the two Polar Regions as a focus for stimulating and engaging educational resources

Water and carbon cycles

Written by Martin Evans, Professor of Geomorphology, School of Environment, University of Manchester

Weather and Climate

Written by Dr Liz McGrath (Meteorologist, Weatherzone) and Dr Sylvia Knight (Head of Education, Royal Meteorological Society)

Climate 4 Classrooms

Climate4classrooms provides curriculum linked teaching resources about climate change for pupils

Galapagos (activities for GCSE)

How can climate variation be used to make predictions on climate change? Investigating El Niño and the Galapagos Islands