Hurricane Teacher Resources

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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.
"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!
Young scholars 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.
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.
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.
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!
Students share their thoughts about natural disasters, then read a news article about how life at an elementary school was changed after Hurricane Katrina. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
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. For this earth science lesson, students explain how they form. They identify the structure of a hurricane.
Young scholars 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. 
Students examine emergency response systems. In this Hurricane Katrina lesson, students determine how government and emergency aid providers dealt with the aftermath of the hurricane. Students consider personal stories and actual events as they share ideas for responding to disaster.
Students study hurricanes and how scientists predict them.  In this hurricane lesson students read an article on hurricanes, complete an activity and take a quiz.
Young scholars explore hurricanes. In this science lesson, students discuss the aspects of hurricanes and watch videos of hurricanes. Young scholars discuss the motion of the hurricanes.
Students explore how technology and science are used to identify, measure, and track powerful tropical storms to better warn and secure people from their impact. They research hurricanes online by tracking the storms on a hurricane website.
Students explore the history of hurricanes. They discuss the worst hurricanes that have formed. Students examine what to expect during a hurricane and the preparations they should make. They learn about evacuation routes, shelters, and plotting.
Students access the Internet to find information on current hurricanes. They get locations, speeds, and air pressures and then plot the location of the hurricane on a hurricane-tracking map. They also access the FEMA website to solve math word problems related to hurricanes.
Students use children's literature in order to investigate the concept of hurricanes and how they occur. The metaphor is used to describe a play area that is magical. They use their imaginations and write about their favorite places to play.
Young scholars are asked whether they agree or disagree with statements about hurricanes. They then read the words that appear in the News Word box on the Students printable page and one one of the words to complete each sentence. They read the featured article and comprehension questions.
Students research hurricanes on the Internet. In this hurricane lesson, 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.
Students conduct Internet research to track the path of Hurricane Rita. They record the sea surface temperature of the Gulf of Mexico during and after the hurricane and draw conclusions about how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean.

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