Lesson 1 – Model Mountain Making
Have a go at making mountain models with whatever equipment you have at home – Papier-mâché, paint, clay etc. Children could try to build up the contour lines with plasticine and there is an example of what contour lines look like for the children to revise this, and consider how they can translate this to their 3D models.
This is a good website with lots of ideas that can help: https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/mountain-models
This is a comprehensive step by step web link to making a model which may provide useful inspiration https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Mountain
Lesson 2 – Mountain Weather Report
This lesson requires you to become a weather man/woman and have a go at writing your own weather report, based on the climate up a mountain! You could focus on a particular mountain range, and present this in written form adding pictures and illustrations or film your own weather report and send it to your teacher.
- Look at the web link describing different climates found on mountain ranges http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/mountains/climate.htm#:~:text=The%20main%20differences%20in%20climate,than%20the%20surrounding%20flat%20land. (This information is also included as a print out for children to refer back to in their report.)
- This clip talks about how the weather changes up a mountain (you may recognise the presenter!)https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zm2rq6f
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-11875131 News link to surviving in such cold environments.
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21139972 News clip showing what it is like to deliver a weather report in a very snowy conditions.
Remember to try and answer the following questions in your report: What is the climate like on mountains? What is the weather like the higher up mountains you get? How does the weather on mountains affect the people living/travelling there?