Project GeoSTART

Investigate the fascinating, yet terrifying phenomenon of hurricanes from the safety of your classroom using this earth science unit. Focusing on developing young scientists' spacial thinking skills, these lessons engage learners in analyzing satellite images, maps, and weather data in order to better understand how Earth's geography influences these monstrous storms.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Teach this unit as a whole, or choose individual lessons to supplement into a middle or high school earth science unit on weather
  • When analyzing the satellite images, maps, and weather data, allow students to work in small groups before sharing out their findings with the rest of the class
  • At the end of the unit, have students choose a specific hurricane to research and write a report about
Classroom Considerations

  • Laminate copies of the satellite images so they can be used year after year
Pros

  • All supporting worksheets, reading passages, and other printable materials are included with the unit
  • Each lesson in the series includes ideas for differentiating instruction and extending learning
  • Satellite images are provided for dozens of hurricanes that have occurred over the past three decades
Cons

  • None
Included Materials - Join to Access

  • Worksheet
  • Graphic Organizer
  • Answer Key
  • Graphics & Images
  • Map
  • Template
  • Reading Passage
  • Informational Text