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Preparing for Winter - Learning Journey

This learning journey focuses on preparing for and responding to severe winter weather in Scotland.

Learners consider the impact of winter weather on various aspects of their lives. They examine how preparation can reduce the impact of such conditions and they identify individuals who might need extra help during periods of severe weather.

The learning journey is accompanied by the following resources:

  • Mapping your community - This activity challenges learners to create a map of their community identifying groups of people who might require extra help during periods of severe winter weather.

  • How much salt? - This activity challenges learners to calculate how much salt they would need to treat a given area of pavement, road or runway that has been cleared of snow.

  • Concept map - This activity challenges learners to examine the factors that affect the impact of severe weather.

  • Emergency kit - This activity challenges learners to create a list of items for an emergency kit.

  • Responding to severe winter weather - This activity focuses on the things that individuals can do to prepare for severe winter weather.

  • Ready for winter reflective questions - This presentation can be used to explore learners' understanding of how to prepare for and cope with severe weather.