Investigating mountain climates

This lesson is part of Mountain Environments, a Geography unit designed for students in upper KS2 (Y4-6).

First the presentation looks at features of a mountain climate including lower temperatures and increased rainfall. It then focuses in more detail on the climate of Mount Everest.

There are two activities:

Interpreting climate graphs
In this activity students look at and answer questions about temperature graphs for both the summit and base camp of Mount Everest. It is differentiated two ways:

Easier – Students answer questions about temperature graphs for Mount Everest (suitable for Year 4 and 5).
Harder – Students answer questions about temperature graphs for Mount Everest (suitable for Year 6).

Creating a climate graph in Excel
In this ICT activity, students create their own climate graph, including temperature and rainfall, for the summit of Mount Everest using Microsoft Excel.


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