Types of Rainfall…

Types of Rainfall…

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Title: Types of Rainfall and clouds

L.O: To know the three types of rainfall and clouds that there are…

Key skills for this lesson:

Diagram production and annotation

KEY TERMS:

Convectionl rainfall

Relief rainfall

Frontal Rainfall

Air Mass

Front

Relief

Cumulus clouds

Stratus clouds

Cirrus Clouds

Starter: 

Task 1: Look at the three diagrams below. Identify three differences and three similarities between them in your work books…

 

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Main Development:
So what are the three types of rainfall…?
1). Convectional rainfall...Very common in areas where the ground is heated by the hot sun, such as the Tropics. This is why those areas experience heavy rainfalls most afternoons. The United Kingdom does experience some convectional rainfall during the summer, particularly in the South East of the country (source, S-Cool The Revision Site).
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(source: https://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography/weather-and-climate/revise-it/rainfall-types)
Task 2:
Q1. Identify the main processes taking place in the diagram above (3marks)
Q2. Explain how rain is being created in the diagram above (5marks)
2) Relief Rainfall…This is also called orographic rainfall, is formed when air is forced to cool when it rises over relief features in the landscape such as hills or mountains. As it rises it cools, condenses and forms rain (source – https://geographyfieldwork.com/ReliefRain.htm)
Relief Rainfall graphic
(source: https://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography/weather-and-climate/revise-it/rainfall-types)
Task 3:
Q1. Identify the main processes taking place in the diagram above (3marks)
Q2. Explain how rain is being created in the diagram above (5marks)
3) Frontal rainfall…When two air masses meet, they do not mix readily due to differences in temperature and density. A front is an imaginary line separating two contrasting air masses. Fronts are areas where rainfall takes place (source – https://geographyfieldwork.com/FrontalRain.htm).
Frontal rainfall graphic
(source: https://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography/weather-and-climate/revise-it/rainfall-types)
Task 4:
Q1. Identify the main processes taking place in the diagram above (3marks)
Q2. Explain how rain is being created in the diagram above (5marks)
Task 5:
It’s FIGHT TIME!!!
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Try and explain who would win in a fight between the different types of rainfall…in explaining you should be drawing upon the different characteristics of each type of rain…(use PEEL also to make your points comprehensive and detailed).
Convectional rainfall vs Relief rainfall 
Relief Rainfall vs Frontal Rainfall 
Convectional rainfall vs Frontal Rainfall 
So who’s the overall winner???
Task 5: Types of Clouds – research the below powerpoint and attempt the tasksheet link below…
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(source: https://scied.ucar.edu/webweather/clouds/cloud-types)
(source for clouds task sheet derived from www.geographyalltheway.com)
Plenary: Create a class artistic display of the cloud types and their position in the sky
Time to paint some clouds…                                                      Image result for an artist cartoon
Homework – independent work time: Come into Mr. Hooley’s classroom during the week and finish painting and annotating your clouds…
Stretch and challenge…
Answer question 6. from pg. 75 of the course book:
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