May 2008 has brought a cluster of major hazard events: a volcano in Chile, the cyclone in Burma and earthquakes in China

Weather and Climate resources: Key Stage Five

This section contains a selection of teaching resources that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage Five (ages 16 - 18)

Discovering megacities

By 2050 it is expected that 70% of the world population will live in urban areas. Find out more about the areas these people will live in - megacities

The Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000 at a United Nations summit. The targets were ambitious, but realistic, and all had a deadline of 2015

The Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000 at a United Nations summit. The targets were ambitious, but realistic, and all had a deadline of 2015

Natural disasters and conflict

Hard-to-tackle geographical challenges continue to hinder the development of some of the world’s very poorest countries

Changing Place; Changing Places

Written by Richard Phillips, Professor of Human geography, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield

Glaciated landscapes

Written by Dr Peter Knight and Dr Richard Waller from the School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Keele University

Food production, circulation and consumption

Written by Peter Jackson, a Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield

Landscape systems

Written by Martin Evans, Professor of Geomorphology, School of Environment, University of Manchester

Water and carbon cycles

Written by Martin Evans, Professor of Geomorphology, School of Environment, University of Manchester

Weather and Climate

Written by Dr Liz McGrath (Meteorologist, Weatherzone) and Dr Sylvia Knight (Head of Education, Royal Meteorological Society)

Dryland Landscapes

Written by Joanna Bullard, Professor of Physical Geography, Loughborough University

Global Systems and Global Governance

Written by Klaus Dodds, Professor of Geopolitics, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London