Hurricane Teacher Resources
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Tracking Hurricane News
Here is a unique twist for your lesson on hurricanes. After examining extreme weather news headlines, your storm chasers view a PowerPoint about hurricanes and then zoom in on Hurricane Irene. They map a timeline of her trek up the East Coast and then use a guide sheet to take notes from some of the weather articles. Everything you need to teach a comprehensive lesson on the destruction caused by hurricanes is provided, including background about how these super storms brew in the Atlantic.
New! Building for Hurricanes: Engineering Design Challenge
"By the hair on your chinny-chin-chin, I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in," says the big, bad wolf! Engineering hopefuls are challenged to design and construct a hurricane-proof building from simple office and craft materials. The objective is to have it withstand the weight of a tennis ball and the force of air from a fan. A wonderful, complete resource to foster engineering and design skills in youngsters!
The Wrath of Hurricane Mitch
Students investigate how hurricanes and other natural disasters can devastate the elements of the infrastructure of a country, as well as the lives of its people.
Life in a Hurricane Zone
Students research the effects of living in a hurricane zone. In this hurricane zone lesson, students research the impact of natural disasters on humans and the environment, and write a press release describing the devastation of Hurricane Georges in the Dominican Republic.
Hurricane and Weather Power Points
Providing a wealth of information about hurricanes, tornadoes, and other types of weather-related events, this resource could be used in the classroom in a variety of ways. A teacher could use the PowerPoints listed as a way to introduce topics ranging from the water cycle to Hurricane Katrina. The presentations could also be used as a way to review information and do research for projects. Some of the links, however, are inactive.
Hurricanes and Climate
Feeling under the weather? This lesson on hurricanes can whip things up! With professionally designed maps and handouts, teach your future weathermen (or women) where, when, and how hurricanes occur. They identify hurricane regions and graph annual numbers of hurricanes. Include in the discussion how hurricane patterns have been changing over time. This extreme weather resource is a gem to add to your meteorology or atmosphere curriculum!
Counting on the Havoc of Hurricanes
Students define and classify all the different ways in which numbers are used in forecasting and coping with the effects of a hurricane. They conduct research to compare and contrast these numbers as they apply to Hurricane Floyd and
Students perform various experiments to explore hurricanes. In this earth science lesson, students explain how they form. They identify the structure of a hurricane.
Students model the effects of wind speed and water depth on the height of waves during a hurricane. In this meteorology lesson, students use a flexible straw and a 9X 13 baking dish to measure the differences in wave height.
Learners examine emergency response systems. In this Hurricane Katrina lesson, students determine how government and emergency aid providers dealt with the aftermath of the hurricane. Learners consider personal stories and actual events as they share ideas for responding to disaster.
Life in a Hurricane Zone
Students study the nature of hurricanes and examine in detail the effect of Hurricane Georges upon the Dominican Republic. They explain the way in which physical systems (e.g., a hurricane) can affect human systems (e.g., the life of a community or country).
Hurricanes: An Environment of Concern
Students study hurricanes and research the damage done by hurricane Katrina. In this environment investigative lesson students divide into groups and complete a given assignment.
In this weather worksheet, students read a realistic story about a family's experience during a hurricane. Factual information about hurricanes is given. Students then answer 6 questions.
HURRICAN DATRINA: YOU BE THE REPORTER
Young scholars work in a small group to create news stories, feature stories and editorials/letters to the editor and organize them in a podcast, video-based program, or newspaper/magazine focused on Hurricane Katrina.
Tracking a Hurricane
Students play the role of amateur meteorologists and track a hurricane. For this hurricane lesson, learners follow a hurricane by tracking its coordinates on an overhead map. Students work in small groups to place dots on the map showing the hurricane's path. Groups decide whether to give warnings or to order evacuations to people in hurricane's path. Students discuss difficulty of tracking hurricanes in real life situations.
Hurricane Shapes: Spatial Patterns on Satellite Images
In this earth science worksheet, students match 21 hurricane satellite images to their appropriate shape. They also answer 4 short answer questions about hurricane shape classification.
Hurricane Watch: How Scientists Analyze Their Effects on Coastlines
Hurricanes can have devastating affects such as flooding and property damage. In this WebQuest, meteorology learners discover what contributes to tropical storms and how they are measured. They visit several outstanding websites and answer ten questions along the way. The lesson plan mentions aerial photos of North Carolina hurricane destruction and a PowerPoint presentation, but does not include them. The WebQuest can strongly stand alone without this portion of the lesson, or locate the pictures through the Lesson Planet website!
Press Conference on Hurricane Georges
Students reinforce oral communication skills and organize a "press conference" on Hurricane Georges. They demonstrate their comprehension of the following enduring understanding: Where we live influences how we live. No matter where we live, we are all connected with each other and the world.
What is a Hurricane?
Students research hurricanes on the Internet. In this hurricane instructional activity, students use the Internet to find out the basic shape of hurricane winds and classify three characteristics of hurricanes. Students then classify at least three characteristics of hurricanes and distinguish among wind speeds of three phases of hurricanes.
The Science of Hurricanes
Students explore hurricanes. In this science instructional activity, students discuss the aspects of hurricanes and watch videos of hurricanes. Students discuss the motion of the hurricanes.