When we return to school, I’m sure there will be tons of questions about the storm so here are some ideas for weather themed lessons.
Climate in Ireland
Ireland has a temperate climate. This means that the winters are mild, the summers have moderate heat and sunshine and there is plentiful rain all year round. (Ask About Ireland)
Why is this good for Ireland? What other countries have a similar climate to Ireland? What is the difference between climate and weather.
Take a look at Climate Change.
How do storms occur? What causes storms?
A hurricane is a large rotating storm with high speed winds that forms over warm waters in tropical areas. (Great explanation from Ducksters here)
What does a meteorologist do? Why is their job important? How does someone train as a meteorologist?
What tools do we use to measure weather?
Ventusky is great to see how the storm is approaching and to check out the wind speeds too!
Where do storms get their names?
Ask the children to come up with their own lists of names for storms. Why do storms have names?
Damage caused by storm
Take a look at some of the damage caused by the storm and how people have been effected in different parts of Ireland and in other parts of the world.
People who help us
Who helps us before, during and after a storm? Take a look at some news stories showing the people that help us.
- Met Éireann
- WMO for Youth
- Green Schools
- Weather Wiz Kids – Thunderstorms
- Weather Wiz Kids – Hurricanes
- Ducksters – Dangerous Weather
- Easy Science for Kids – Thunder and Lightning
- Easy Science for Kids – Hurricanes
- Kids Health – Thunderstorms
- Met Link
- National Severe Storms Laboratory
- Ask About Ireland – Climate Change