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What is chaos and why can’t we predict the weather? with Miguel Beneitez

In this Live Lesson, learners will meet Miguel Beneitez and learn about chaos and its role in global weather patterns.

What is chaos and what is order? In this Live Lesson for secondary or high school students, we will look at where we see Chaos in nature and understand why the weather is just so difficult to predict, and how that affects us on the whole, including an exciting look at Miguel's latest research, and something many of us will have experienced - turbulence while flying.

Broadcast on Mon 30 Mar 2020
  • 45 mins
  • Ages 14-16, Ages 16-18

Don't forget to submit questions in advance via the Live Lesson tab in your user profile, once you have booked the lesson.

Live lesson outline

1. Introduction (5 mins)

The Live Lesson host welcomes students and outlines the lesson. There will also be shout-outs to any registered schools, so listen out for yours.

2. Presentation (20 mins)

The host will then introduce Miguel Beneitez, who will take students through a short presentation. Students are encouraged to take notes about things they do and especially do not understand, as this will make the Q&A section a richer learning experience, and allow any misconceptions to be cleared up.

3. Pre-submitted questions (10 mins)

At this point, the team will answer as many pre-submitted questions as possible.

4. Live questions answered (10 mins)

The remaining time will be spent answering as many questions from the Youtube live chat as possible.


Miguel beneitez

Miguel Beneitez

Doctoral student at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm