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.
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Young scientists track Hurricane Katrina across the Atlantic Ocean as they learn about these destructive forces of nature. Provided with a table of data tracking the location and conditions of Katrina over a one week span, students plot its movement on the included map before answering a series of short-response questions.
6th - 12th Science
Hurricanes and Hot Towers with TRMM
Take cover because a wild presentation on hurricanes is about to make landfall in your classroom! An outstanding PowerPoint presentation is the centerpiece of this lesson. Not only does it provide information and photographs, but several links to Internet animations and video clips that demonstrate how satellite technology is helping to predict where these destructive storms will strike.
6th - 8th Math
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.
6th - 12th Science
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.
3rd - 6th Science
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.
5th - 9th Science
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.
5th - 8th Science
Coastal Weather Issues: Planning for a Hurricane
Students research and study the realistic issue of personal and social decision-making when planning for hurricane strikes, including classification, tracking, monitoring hurricanes and planning for evacuations. They take an inquiry-based approach that involves a WebQuest and role playing.
The Active Earth
Natural disasters are both terrifying and fascinating. This instructional activity provides an introduction to some natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Emerging scientists read about and view pictures of these phenomena and create posters or a mural depicting the things they have seen.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Fourth and fifth graders engage in this impressive instructional activity which focuses on the causes of hurricanes and tropical storms. The use of video clips and Internet sites helps facilitate discussion amongst pupils which should lead them to a much-better understanding of hurricanes.
4th - 5th Science
Natural Disasters: From Destruction to Recovery
What are the major economic implications, both good and bad, of natural disasters? Discover the effect that natural disasters can have on labor market conditions, capital, household incomes, and opportunities for reconstruction in local economies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Hurricanes Using Web and Desktop GIS
Students analyze hurricanes. In hurricanes lesson, students use the Internet and GIS to analyze hurricanes. Students view the National Atlas of Maps to discuss the direction hurricanes move. Students study the wind and pressure fields to connect the relationship of wind speed and pressure in hurricanes.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Trailers Become Schools After Hurricane Katrina
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.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History