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256 resources with the concept hurricanes

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Project GeoSTART

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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Hurricane Katrina

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Natural Disasters: From Destruction to Recovery

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Miracle Planet - Snow Ball Earth 4/5

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A snowball earth would stay frozen once frozen; so what melted the ice? A manganese dioxide deposit gives some clue. One scientist focused on volcanic eruptions as contributing more oxygen into the air and warming the earth. This...
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Could Just One Degree Change the World?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A one-degree change in the earth's climate does not seem like a problem, but the rate at which our climate is changing is frightening. Of all the recorded temperature changes, our planet is currently warmer than it has ever been. If the...
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Hurricane Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the factors that influence hurricanes to develop.  In this hurricane lesson students research atmospheric trends that affect hurricanes and create a summary.
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Wind Effects- A Case Study

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore hurricanes.  In this weather data interpretation instructional activity, students draw conclusions about the impact of Hurricane Floyd as it related to weather conditions. Students read and interpret a tide data table, a...
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When the Winds Blow

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine the impact of hurricanes on people and government agencies. They describe the current weather, explore various websites, read and discuss articles, complete a crossword puzzle, and complete a media comparison chart.
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Coastal Weather Issues: Planning for a Hurricane

For Teachers 7th
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...
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Hurricane Watch - Aerial Photographs for Activity

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The aerial photographs contained in this resource support the activity titled "Hurricane Watch: How Scientists Analyze Their Effects on Coastlines." You can find this activity on the Lesson Planet website. It is a WebQuest in...
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Hurricanes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Your middle school meteorologists mull over hurricane facts while viewing this presentation. They learn about the physical characteristics and power of these low-pressure storms. They also discover the danger of hurricanes: freshwater...
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Hurricane Happenings

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Fourth and fifth graders engage in this impressive lesson 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...
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Creating Your Own Hurricane Plan

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Design a hurricane evacuation plan with youngsters. They will collect data on hurricanes. Researching on the Internet, they will discover vulnerabilities in city planning and devise an evacuation plan including necessary supplies.
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Tornado Alley

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Looking for a presentation on tornadoes, and the area of our country known as "Tornado Alley?" Then, this presentation is for you! Students analyze data and answer questions related to the maps of Oklahoma and tracking data for...
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Weather 2

For Students 3rd - 5th
Young meteorologists answer questions based on the types of weather they experience in the region they live. They also complete a word search to find weather-related terms.
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Hurricanes: An Environmental Concern

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical cyclones are the same type of storm, but their names change based on where they happen. Scholars use a computer simulation to learn about hurricanes. Then they hypothesize ideas to prevent hurricanes...
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What is a Hurricane?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Meet hurricane hunters and learn about where hurricanes form and how they occur. Great images, full explanations, and clear narration make this a great clip for learners in grades 3-6. Play this clip prior to or after a lesson on extreme...
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This is for Me

For Teachers 4th - 12th
A young man tells how he joined his friends and traveled to New Orleans to help provide aid those suffering from the after-effects of Hurricane Katrina. They tell what it took to get there, what they did there, and what they learned...
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Survival Experts

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students take on the role of survival experts as they research and produce brochures or guides to educate others about what to do in the event of a natural disaster.
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What is a Hurricane?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research hurricanes on the Internet. In this hurricane lesson plan, 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...
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In Katrina's Wake

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You will need to go to the National Center for Biotechnology Information website to obtain the article, "In Katrina's Wake." Have your class read it and examine maps of where toxic chemicals were located in Louisiana at the time, taking...
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What are Natural Disasters?

For Teachers 1st - 4th
There are several types of natural disasters: quakes, floods, avalanches, and more. This slide show gives a brief explanation of each at an elementary-aged child's level. There are no frightening photos from actual natural disasters,...
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Effects of a Storm Surge

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students demonstrate the effects of a storm surge on coastal areas.  In this storm surge lesson plan students simulate the force of a hurricane. 
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Hurricanes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research the formation and life-span of hurricanes and, after analyzing statistics, try their hand at plotting and predicting the course a hurricane.