Hurricane Katrina

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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.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Include this activity during a weather unit in a middle or high school earth science class
  • Read through the informational text in small groups, having students share any questions or comments that arise during a whole group discussion
  • Supplement this activity into a lesson series comparing and contrasting different types of severe weather
Pros

  • Worksheet is available as an editable Word document
  • An informational reading passage is included that provides learners with background knowledge of hurricanes
Cons

  • None
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