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Multimedia Discovery Missions

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Multimedia Discovery Missions collection is a series of 13 interactive presentations and activities that introduce young geologists and oceanographers to fundamental concepts involving the Earth’s crust and ocean sea life. Benthos,...
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Weather and Atmosphere

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Weather engineers have come a long way in designing technology that provides advanced warnings of severe weather. Six lessons and six activities make up a collection of resources that teach middle schoolers about weather and weather...
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Exploring Energy: Designing a Brighter Future

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Coal soot and gas fumes, smog and pollution, acid rain and nuclear radiation may become passe as scientists search for innovative, sustainable energy sources. Engage young environmentalists in the quest with a collection of resources...
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Disaster Preparedness Activity Book

For Students K - 5th Standards
Join the American Red Cross as well as Mickey and friends as they help to prepare young scholars for natural disasters. After reading brief informational passages about earthquakes, floods, fires, storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes,...
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Hurricanes and Hot Towers with TRMM

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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 activity. Not only does it provide information and photographs, but...
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Study Jams! Severe Storms

For Students 4th - 8th
Tornadoes and hurricanes and blizzards, oh my! Severe storms are always occurring somewhere on the planet. By reading through these slides, learners discover the characteristics of each type. Have them do this as homework and then take...
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What on Earth is Spin?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
If your head is spinning when you consider teaching the action of spinning, this video is sure to settle things. First, the motion is defined and described. The conservation of angular momentum, the Coriolis effect, and the air pressure...
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Tracking Hurricane News

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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Hurricanes and Climate

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Feeling under the weather? This lesson plan 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...
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Hurricanes: An Environment of Concern

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study hurricanes and research the damage done by hurricane Katrina.  In this environment investigative lesson students divide into groups and complete a given assignment. 
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Life in a Hurricane Zone

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research the effects of living in a hurricane zone. In this hurricane zone instructional activity, students research the impact of natural disasters on humans and the environment, and write a press release describing the...
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Hurricane Watch: How Scientists Analyze Their Effects on Coastlines

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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The Active Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Natural disasters are both terrifying and fascinating. This lesson provides an introduction to some natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Emerging scientists read about and view pictures of these phenomena and...
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Kids Can Help

For Teachers 4th - 5th
For this helping worksheet, students read about ways they can help pets affected by Hurricane Katrina. These include raising money to support the HSUS Disaster Relief Fund, by holding a car wash, bake sale, or auction.
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Hurricane and Weather Power Points

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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...
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Danger! – An Analysis of the Death Toll of Natural Disasters

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Decipher the danger of natural disasters. Using researched data, scholars work in groups to create data displays on the number of deaths from different types of natural disasters. They share their graphical representations with the class...
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Meet Our Home: Earth

For Students 1st - 6th
Earth is a complex structure. Learners explore their home, the earth, using a fun hands-on activity. They create tactile models of the earth using ordinary household materials that represent some common features: land, polar caps,...
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Hurricane Force

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's important to make sure houses can withstand winds. A hands-on activity has learners create a structure out of household materials. They use a fan to simulate hurricane-force winds to see if their structures can withstand the...
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The Climate is Changing but How's the Weather?

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Do meteorologists and climate scientists use the same tools? The final lesson in a 13-part series on Exploring Energy compares and contrasts climate and weather. It describes the scientists who study each, the tools they use, their...
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Episode 2.1: The Storm

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When a hurricane strikes Tampa, Florida, who will help? The first episode in a seven-part series follows the Global Problem Solvers as they embark on a new mission. The team's main line of communication with Tampa gets severed, leaving...
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Seasonal Science: Hurricane

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Winter, spring, summer, fall, and hurricanes? With the help of a video that is part of a larger Seasonal Science series, learn why hurricanes have a season all their own. Viewers integrate knowledge of the causes of hurricanes, factors...
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Reconstructing a Storm Interactive

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The most powerful storms on Earth threaten thousands of communities worldwide each year. With access to the data, images, and tools scientists use to track storms, budding storm chasers investigate the development and impact of massive...
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The Coriolis Effect Due to Earth's Rotation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why do big storms spin as they travel? As Earth spins, the movement of air and water change. Viewers observe the Coriolis effect on paper airplanes, water, and even hurricanes—and find the effect is everywhere!
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NOVA Cloud Lab Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A sign that washed away from Hurricane Sandy in 2012 beached itself 3,595 miles away in France. This artifact and others from around the world help scientists understand water currents and the far-reaching impact of hurricanes. Scholars...
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Why Do Hurricanes Go Counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Test your class' coordination as they model the Coriolis Effect. Forming a large circle, learners move to the right as they try to toss a ball to the person across from them. The movement of the circle represents the rotation of the...
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Engines of Destruction: The Science of Hurricanes!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A typical tropical cyclone consumes the same amount of power as the entire United States. Scientists understand hurricanes and predict their sizes and paths. The video explains the relationship between hurricanes and ideal engines. It...
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ENSO: Friend or Foe?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Does the sea temperature in the Pacific Ocean impact the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean? Scholars explore this question through a data analysis project. After collecting, graphing, and analyzing the data, a writing prompt...
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Climate Change: The View From MinuteEarth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does climate change look from where you're sitting? See the view from around the world in an animated video. The writers from Minute Earth share how changing conditions are impacting the economy, health, and well-being of their...
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Drought and Famine: Crash Course World History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who is to blame for widespread famine? Crash Course World History guides high schoolers through a video about droughts, famines, and whether the weather or human activity is at fault for each.
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Hurricanes

For Students 6th - 12th
Here's a hurricane lesson that's sure to catch your eye! Pupils learn about the unique balance of conditions required to form one of nature's most destructive forces. The interactive illustrates how hurricanes form, grow, and affect...
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How to Make a Hurricane on a Bubble

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Pop! Does your class know that bubbles help us understand our planet, molecular structure, and more? The video teaches how to create colorful vortices on a bubble using basic equipment. Then it explains other interesting ways scientists...
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Jupiter

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Some say Jupiter is a failed star, but that isn't correct. The video clarifies this myth along with sharing other interesting facts about Jupiter. It focuses on the facts about the largest planet in the solar system. The unique...
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Hurricanes and Global Climate Change

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Don't blow past a resource on hurricanes. The lesson and activity focus on the effect that El Nino and atmospheric carbon dioxide have on hurricanes, both in terms of frequency and intensity. Scholars build on basic hurricane knowledge...
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Lesson 2: In the Aftermath

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Don't wait for a crisis to get your finances together. An economics lesson demonstrates the importance of understanding crucial documents, banking basics, and financial tools with the focus on Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and its effects.
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The Weather Channel Virtual Field Trip – Hurricanes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Take the class on a virtual field trip to look into the eye of the storm. Elementary and middle school scientists learn about hurricanes, how they form, and safety precautions to lessen the impact of hurricane disasters. Most importantly...
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Cloud in a Bottle

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Clouds come in all shapes and sizes: thin and wispy to large and billowy. But how do clouds form? And how can they turn from something beautiful into a deadly storm such as a hurricane? A lab investigation challenges learners to discover...
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Protecting Our City with Levees

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teams use the design process to design, build, and test a model levee to protect the town from a wall of water. A handout provides a price list for the materials learners can use to build their levee within a budget.
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Hurricanes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
When a levee fails, it means disaster. Introduce your class to hurricanes and the technologies used to help protect against them. The included presentation provides background information using Hurricane Katrina as a reference. 
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Using Scientific Evidence to Make Community Decisions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Bring awareness to community planning issues with the help of two readings detailing Hurricane Floyd. After reading, scholars take part in a grand conversation about how the hurricane affected Greenville City and relate it to planning...
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How Does a Hurricane Form?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Young meteorologists examine the formation of a hurricane in a resource focused on severe weather conditions. Once they learn that a hurricane is also a tropical cyclone, and detail the different levels associated with tropical storms,...
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Stormy Weather

For Students 1st Standards
Hurricane season starts at the beginning of June and ends on the last day in November. Most common in the Atlantic and Gulf states, a hurricane's winds can cause harm to humans and extensive damage to communities. An informative...
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Hurricanes

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Learn the ins and outs of hurricanes through a series of lessons answering, "What is a hurricane? How does it travel? How is one formed, measured, and named?" Information is presented through informative text and images, while...
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Hurricanes

For Students 5th Standards
What do hurricanes and humans have in common? They both have eyes! Here is a short reading passage on the elements that make up a hurricane. Your class might be "blown away" with this one!
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Severe Weather

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What makes severe weather so severe? Very different from regular weather, severe weather is more dangerous and "puts people at risk." This is the focus of a video that explains how severe weather interacts with the biosphere and geosphere.
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Understanding Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The young scientists in your class will appreciate a resource about different elements of climate change. The packet includes factual materials, informational text, and clear visuals, perfect for sharing with your environmental science...
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Nature’s Fury: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers 5th
Nature's big events, earthquakes, volcano eruptions, and hurricanes, are the focus of this 32-page resource designed for the ESL/ELD classroom. In addition to learning about these phenomena, language learners practice using singular and...
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Nature’s Fury: Challenge Activities (Theme 1)

For Teachers 5th
Earthquakes, hurricanes, volcano eruptions. To enrich their study of nature's big events, kids map tectonic plates and major earthquake locations, identify emergency response agencies, and storyboard a film about volcanos.
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Nature’s Fury: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers 5th
Earthquakes, hurricanes, volcano eruptions, and more. To enrich their study of nature's big events, kids map tectonic plates and major earthquake locations, identify emergency response agencies, and storyboard a film about volcanos.
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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.
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The Magic School bus Inside A Hurricane

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students investigate the concept of a hurricane by using the cartoon series "The Magic Schoolbus" to simulate the fantasy of traveling through a hurricane. The lesson uses a KWL graphic organizer in order to guide student inquiry and as...
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Everything Weather

For Teachers 5th
Hurricanes are the very definition of exciting weather. Your 5th graders can follow this lesson and explore hurricanes with the help of Everything Weather software. They will locate information and answer questions about hurricanes. This...
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Weather and Climate: storms

For Teachers 9th
The main types of storms are described in this presentation and characteristic facts are given. The main details thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes and winter storms formations are listed. Geographical features that affect weather...
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Hurricane causes Scarcity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Assign this PowerPoint to your students to give them a place to explain how a hurricane can cause "scarcity" in a community or area. The directions instruct students how to save their slide. Tip: Instead of completing this on the...
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El Niño

For Students 5th - 12th
In this weather worksheet students complete an interactive activity on El Ninos then answer a series of short answer questions on how they occur. 
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Hurricane Paths: Comparing Places with Different Prevailing Winds

For Students 4th - 12th
In this wind worksheet students study a wind rose and graphs for Boston and answer several short answers on prevailing winds. 
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Exploring Hurricanes

For Students 6th - 9th
In this hurricane worksheet, students explore the behavior of hurricanes by reading an article about it. They complete 8 short answer questions that follow.
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Hurricane Katrina's Floods

For Students 6th - 12th
In this ecology worksheet, students analyze and interpret flood maps of Hurricane Katrina and complete 8 short answer questions about them.
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Hurricane Impact: Storm Surges and Elevation Transitions

For Students 6th - 9th
In this hurricane worksheet, student answer 6 multiple choice questions and 8 short answer questions about hurricanes. They color the map to show flooded areas.
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Hurricane Frequency: Identifying Regions with Similar Numbers of Hurricanes

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth science worksheet, students answer 6 questions about the hurricane map and data provided. They create a data table based on the information provided on the map.
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Hurricane Stories

For Students 6th - 8th
In this earth science learning exercise, students read 4 stories about hurricanes. They write short answers to 2 questions following each of the stories.
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Global Warming and Hurricanes: Is an Increase in the Number of Stronger Hurricanes an Indicator of Global Warming

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders investigate whether stronger hurricanes are signs of global warming. In this environmental science lesson, 9th graders research both sides of the issue about global warming. They debate for or against this issue in class.
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Disaster Cycles

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Learners explore what causes natural disasters. In this environmental lesson plan, students will spend four weeks using activities to help in their understanding of the Hydrological Cycle, Hurricanes, Plate Tectonics, and the Recovery...
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Natural Disasters: An Adventure in Non-Fiction

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students study different natural disasters.  In this natural disaster lesson students read a nonfiction book followed by a discussion, an experiment,  then collect illustrations from their experience. 
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Hurricanes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students perform various experiments to explore hurricanes. In this earth science instructional activity, students explain how they form. They identify the structure of a hurricane.
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Become the Meteorologist

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders analyze the data from Hurricane Tracking maps. In this earth science lesson, 7th graders plot data points on their maps and predict where the storm will most likely hit. They compare their prediction with the actual storm...
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Building a safe house

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine how to build a safe house and mitigate damage.  In this building safety lesson students complete a family hurricane hazard plan.
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Weather

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students discover different types of weather. In this weather instructional activity, students rotate through several weather centers, reading, singing, and making crafts. Centers focus on reinforcing the concepts of the letter W, the...
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The Environment Around Us

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine the effects of nature. In this Science lesson, students use NOAA as a resource to research weather, king crab fishing, and changes in the global climate. Students reflect on the information they find.
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Virtual World Lesson Plan

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore U.S. geography by participating in a natural disaster identification activity. For this hurricane lesson, students participate in a role-play activity in which they act as a top secret member of the government who must...
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Hurricane Frequency and Intensity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine hurricanes. In this web-based meteorology lesson, students study the relationship between ocean temperature and hurricane intensity. They differentiate between intensity and frequency of hurricanes.
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Hurricane Watcher

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study weather. In this hurricanes lesson, students use the internet to virtually experience what a hurricane is like. They watch a slide show and discuss as a class, and then independently visit a website that puts them up close...
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Weathering the Storm

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students create news briefings on hurricanes and tornadoes after exploring them on the internet program Second Life. In this hurricanes and tornadoes lesson plan, students are assigned a scenario in groups and report on the natural...
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Hurricane Katrina

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine emergency response systems. For 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...
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Science/Weather

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss the weather. In this science lesson, 4th graders recognize how weather conditions and phenomena occur and can even be predicted. Students research the different weather conditions like floods and hurricanes.
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Analyzing Hurricanes Using Web and Desktop GIS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Compare and Contrast

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students learn about similarities and differences between different types of weather patterns.  For this weather lesson, students read Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Weather.  Students create a word search puzzle, complete a Venn...
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Strawberry Girl:Lesson 4

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders complete activities with the book Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski. In this literature lesson, 4th graders read chapters 6-7 and discuss the history of Orlando, Florida. They research sinkholes and hurricanes.
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Hurricanes and Tornadoes (Grade 4-8)

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students investigate the concepts of hurricanes and violent weather conditions. In this violent weather lesson, students access an Internet site and watch a video about how air masses behave, how a tornado forms, how hurricanes form, and...
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Tracking a Hurricane

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students play the role of amateur meteorologists and track a hurricane. In this hurricane lesson, learners follow a hurricane by tracking its coordinates on an overhead map. Students work in small groups to place dots on the map showing...
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Hurricane

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students learn about and track hurricanes. In this natural disasters instructional activity, students discuss hurricane formation and research the impact/effects of hurricanes in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. Students use a hurricane...
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Do You Want to Risk It?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore coastal natural disasters such as hurricanes. In this coastal natural disasters lesson plan, students are assigned a coastal community and they obtain information about natural hazards that pose risks to that...
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Cyclone!

For Students 8th - 10th
In this cyclones learning exercise, students watch a video and answer 20 questions about specific hurricanes that have occurred and their damage, the parts of a hurricane, the difference between tornadoes and hurricanes and the speed of...
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Storms-What am I?

For Students 7th - 9th
In this storms worksheet, students use clues about floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and winds to complete a puzzle and find the answer to a riddle.
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Hurricane Katrina: Lara's Blog

For Students 5th - 7th
In this Hurricane Katrina Worksheet, students choose the correct answer to each of the 8 multiple choice questions, using the information in Lara's Blog.
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The Effects of Storms

For Students 7th - 8th
An excellent way to review a chapter or unit on storms, this worksheet features vocabulary review (gust, evacuation, storm surge, salinity), concept review (effects and details about hurricanes), skills/process review (normal high tide...
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Atlantic Basin Hurricane Tracking Chart

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science worksheet, students look for the location of various storms that develop in the Atlantic Ocean with this hurricane tracking map.
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Hurricane Hits In The United States

For Teachers 6th - 9th
In this hurricane hits in the United States worksheet, learners view and discuss the map that shows where 165 hurricanes have hit the United States from 1900-2000. Students answer six comprehension questions associated with the map.
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Extreme Weather and Mapping

For Students 5th - 8th
For this environment worksheet, students read an article about extreme weather conditions and mapping it out. They respond to 10 multiple choice questions about what they read. Then, students explain how droughts can occur and the...
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The Hurricane

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this weather worksheet, students read a realistic story about a family's experience during a hurricane. Factual information about hurricanes is given. Students then answer 6 questions.
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Signs of the Wind

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners discover the properties of wind. They name as many wind words as they can. (breezy, windy, blustery, gust, tornado, hurricane, stormy, etc.) and use vocabulary, movement, and props to illustrate winter weather concepts such as...
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Storm That Drowned a City

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students use a map to locate New Orleans and watch a video on the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. As a class, they watch a demonstration on how a wetland can reduce the impact of a hurricane. In groups, they perform their own...
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Katrina Case Study

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the impact natural events have on the environment, specifically the wetlands. They view a video about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Delta and answer discussion questions.
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Eye on the Storm

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discover the way geologists collect information about past hurricanes to determine patterns that may help with storm prediction. They then research the history of natural disasters in different regions of the United States and...
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No, Dorothy, this isn't Kansas!: Severe Weather

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students complete several activities related to topics about severe weather. They conduct Internet research, observe weather conditions, write essays and define a variety of weather-related vocabulary.
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Exploring Weather Disasters

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine the impact of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and droughts. They conduct Internet research on various weather websites, complete a Weather Disaster Information sheet, save images of weather disasters on Google Images,...
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Exhibiting Hope

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars watch a video clip about the effect of Hurricane Katrina. They examine the challenges that New Orleans still faces a year after the hurricane. They work together in small groups to create a museum exhibit on a topic of...
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Hurricanes

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners analyze how hurricanes are formed and how different coastal animals are affected by these storms. They research the conditions necessary for hurricanes to develop by constructing their own miniature "hurricanes" with hot water...
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Natural Hazards

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students use videos and maps as a springboard for a discussion in which they differentiate between natural disasters and natural hazards. They explore steps being taken to minimize the impact of hazards and disasters and create and...
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They Call It Stormy Monday

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders compare and contrast the major characteristics of hurricanes and tornadoes. They examine the ecological benefits of large storms. They draw an eye of a hurricane, complete a handout, and a quiz.
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Living in Hurricane Country

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine how hurricanes grow and their strength levels through an interactive program. They define terms associated with hurricanes and how the public is affected by the storms.
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Let the Good Times Roll

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read an online New York Times article and investigate the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans. They examine how Hurricane Katrina affected the celebration. They design a float that represents the Mardi Gras celebration.
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Storm Seekers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore storms and compare the similarities and differences of hurricanes and tornadoes through the use of a Venn diagram. They conduct interviews as part of their research into the myths and legends of storms.
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Disaster Talk

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students design new devices to help victims of natural disaster communicate with rescue workers, government, media and loved ones. For homework, they write proposals promoting their technology.
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In the Wake of a Storm

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students share thoughts about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on Louisiana's natural environment. They read an online article and write proposals to save Mississippi River marshlands.
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For Better Or For Worse

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore personal and public responsibility in dealing with social inequality. They conduct research and participate in a discussion about the effect of Hurricane Katrina in regard to racial and economic equality in the United...
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Be The Meteorologist

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders use Internet data to plot the path of a hurricane over several days. At designated points, 7th graders decide which areas of the coast to put under a hurricane warning and justify their decisions.
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The Eye of the Hurricane

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students view a video about hurricanes, do a simple hurricane simulation, take a tour into the eye of a hurricane, and write reports on their tour.
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Counting on the Havoc of Hurricanes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners 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
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The Wrath of Hurricane Mitch

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students 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.
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Hurricane Tracking

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners examine how to track hurricanes on a tracking map and explain hurricane watches and warnings and their meanings.
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Hurricanes

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Upper elementary meteorologists take a glance at what a hurricane is and how it is formed. Because this does not get into the differences in air pressure that drive the associated winds, it may not be useful for older learners. The...
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Hurricane and Tornadoes Word Chop Worksheet

For Students 4th - 6th
Trying to sharpen your meteorologists' weather terms literacy? This weather words instructional activity has learners analyze a table that contains 16 words pertaining to hurricanes and tornadoes. The words have been cut in half....
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Hurricane and Tornadoes Vocabulary

For Students 4th - 5th
Quiz your young meteorologists using this simple matching worksheet. Learners inventory 16 weather-related terms, matching them to the appropriate definition on the right. There are an equal number of definitions as there are terms. A...
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Hurricane and Tornadoes Group Creative Writing

For Students 4th - 5th
Creating science literacy through writing gets scholars thinking about the context of scientific terms! Learners collaborate to write a short story about hurricanes and tornadoes in a group. Students have 25 minutes to write the story,...
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Tracking Hurricane Katrina

For Students 6th - 9th
In this hurricane worksheet, students complete 5 fill in the blank questions about hurricane Katrina. They also analyze and answer 3 short answer questions related to the topic.
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Hurricane Influence: Landfall Probabilities and Wind Speed

For Students 6th - 9th
In this earth science activity, learners study a hurricane map and answer 7 multiple choice question about it. They calculate the wind speed on different areas of the map.
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West Climate Change

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read an internet article about hurricanes. In this hurricane lesson, students explain how they form and the damage they bring. They analyze the article and answer questions about it.
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The Coriolis Effect

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the Coriolis effect using an online virtual environment. In this physics lesson, students read an article on typhoons and hurricanes and explain the difference between the direction they spin. They take a quiz after the...
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In the Eye of the Storms

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders study the major hurricanes of the Atlantic Ocean. In this weather lesson, 10th graders read an article and answer various questions. Students discuss their findings with their classmates.
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The Science of Hurricanes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore hurricanes. In this science instructional activity, students discuss the aspects of hurricanes and watch videos of hurricanes. Students discuss the motion of the hurricanes.
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On the Gulf: Coastlines in Danger

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the Mississippi Rover and how it has changed over time.  In this environment lesson students research and summarize things about the ecosystem of the river. 
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Hurricanes; Create Your Own Simulation

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify categories of each hurricane stage and create their own simulation of a hurricane on the computer. In this hurricane lesson, students read a chapter on hurricanes and discuss the conditions necessary to create a...
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Horrific Hurricanes

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners study hurricanes and how scientists predict them.  In this hurricane lesson students read an article on hurricanes, complete an activity and take a quiz.
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Wild Weather and the Water Cycle

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the water cycle and its relationship to weather around the world.  In this weather events lesson students study the water cycle and how it impacts weather.
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Hurricanes

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Students investigate what conditions are favorable for a hurricane to occur.  In hurricane instructional activity students view images of hurricane destruction and track a path of a hurricane.
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Winds of Change

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars investigate extreme weather patterns. In this current events instructional activity, students visit selected websites to study hurricanes and their causes. Young scholars write reports on their findings.
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Victims of Geography

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Young scholars examine the toll taken on New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. In this current events lesson, students visit selected websites to discover details about the geography of the city and the hurricane itself. 
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Weather Forecasting

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students describe how weather forecasting has evolved.  In this forecasting lesson plan students study the different types and ways that people forecast weather. 
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Images of Katrina

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils use maps and online data to find specific geographic areas.  In hurricane Katrina lesson students use aerial photographic imagery to see some impacts of hurricane Katrina. 
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Severe Weather

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students discover the different types of severe weather by viewing photographs.  In this nature instructional activity, students discuss and define the 4 severe types of weather as thunderstorms, blizzards, hurricanes and tornadoes....
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Learning About Weather

For Teachers 1st
First graders investigate natural weather disasters by writing an essay.  In this weather lesson, 1st graders research one aspect of dangerous weather such as hurricanes, snow, floods, etc.  Students take notes on their research and...
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Learning About Hurricanes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write an outline of facts about hurricanes to include in an essay.  In this research essay lesson plan, students use science books and research hurricanes to gather the information for their essay.
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Hurricanes and Climate

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students investigate maps and data to learn about the connections between hurricanes and climate. In this exploratory lesson students describe and graph the 6 regions where hurricanes happen and discuss how hurricanes have changed over...
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Disasters: Quiz 80

For Students 5th - 10th
In this disasters worksheet, students complete multiple choice questions about Hurricane Katrina, the World Trade Centers, and more. Students complete 4 questions total.
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Learning About Hurricanes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research hurricanes by using the Internet.  For this dangerous weather lesson, students discover patterns, formation and devastation of hurricanes by reading hurricane websites.  Students practice mapping skills by tracking...
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Hurricanes

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study hurricanes and their patterns. In this hurricane lesson, students watch a video clip tracing Hurricane's Ivan's path in Alabama. Students discuss hurricanes and watch a 3-D video of Hurricane Ivan. Students visit a website...
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The Science of Weather: Hurricanes

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use this USA today activity to learn about hurricane season. For this hurricane lesson, students study the map of the earth and hurricane science. Students complete discuss questions. Students draw a map of the United States and...
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Eyewitness to the Flood

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners explore the devastation left behind after hurricanes. In this Their Eyes Were Watching God lesson, students examine primary print and audio resources that exhibit the reactions of those affected by Hurricane Floyd. Learners...
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The Hurricane: Quiz on Present Tense Forms

For Students 6th - 8th
In this present progressive tense worksheet, middle schoolers complete a 20 question on-line interactive exercise. Students change each verb to present progressive tense in a story about hurricanes.
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Hurricane Quiz

For Students 4th - 5th
In this hurricanes quiz worksheet, students complete a ten question multiple choice on-line interactive quiz about hurricanes.
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Weather: Adjectives Worksheet

For Students 2nd
In this adjectives worksheet, 2nd graders write adjectives that describe a hurricane and write sentences using those words. Students write 6 words and 6 sentences.
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Learning About Hurricanes

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students write a research paper on hurricanes. For this weather lesson, students use a science text book to write down facts about hurricanes on note cards and then outline their essay. Students use the outline to create an organized essay.
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Reading: After the Hurricane

For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read about hurricane Katrina. Students read a passage and answer ten true and false questions about what they read.
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Where is Everyone Going?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students conduct an experiment. In this emergency response lesson, students watch videos about hurricanes and discuss the difference between natural disasters and man-made disasters. Students perform a hurricane demonstration and...
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Rebuild, Renew, Revitalize, Recreate new Orleans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research post-Katrina career opportunities in New Orleans and in their own communities, then design a revitalization plan. In this research and design lesson, students use a variety of sources to find out how Hurricane Katrina...
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The Magic School Bus: Inside a Hurricane Puzzle Page

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this hurricanes worksheet, learners find 10 words pertaining to storms and hurricanes in a word search puzzle. Students then complete a hurricane maze. This has a Magic School bus theme.
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Hurricane Structure and Weather

For Students 6th - 7th
In this hurricane and weather worksheet, students use a diagram to complete 4 matching questions. Each of four numbers on the given diagram must be matched with a corresponding hurricane feature.
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Naturally Disastrous

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners examine the types and effects of natural disasters. In this natural disaster lesson plan, students study the different types of natural disasters including; avalanches, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. They...
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The Perfect Storm

For Students 6th - 10th
In this weather worksheet, students read about the mechanics of a hurricane and then complete 4 short answer questions based on the reading.
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Hurricane Isabel

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In these reading skills worksheets, students read about Hurricane Isabel and learn vocabulary words related to hurricanes. Students read different names for storms and use the names to answer the 4 questions.
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Weather

For Students 6th - 8th
In this weather worksheet, students write the letter of the definition that best matches the term or phrase. Students answer several short answer questions as it relates to the components of weather, severe weather, and air masses....
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Weather 1

For Students 6th - 8th
In this weather 1 worksheet, students write the letter of the definition that best matches the term or phrase. Students also choose the best answer choice that best completes each statement or best answer the question as it relates to...
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Hurricane Katrina: August 30, 2005

For Students 4th - 5th
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn about the day Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the United States, August 30, 2005. Students then find what types of natural disasters affect where they live. Students write about...
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Forces of Nature: If I Was A Hurricane

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this comprehension worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer and answer questions. Students pretend they are a hurricane, and use what they have learned to complete the questions.
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Wild Weather Word Hunt

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this weather worksheet, students and their families search for weather news in the newspaper, media or Internet. Students record a list of weather words. Students then research and write down a one week forecast for their city.
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Economy puzzle

For Students 6th - 12th
In this economy word search worksheet, students locate the 17 terms that have to do with the United States economy in the word puzzle.
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Worksheet 4: Reading: After the Hurricane

For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading a blog worksheet, students read a text about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Students answer 10 true/false questions about the text.
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My Hurricane Fact Book

For Teachers 4th - 7th
In this hurricane worksheet, students complete sentences about hurricanes. They identify how to prepare for a hurricane, how to help others, why hurricanes are dangerous, and facts about hurricanes. Upon completion of the worksheet,...
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Hurricanes Puzzle

For Students 1st - 4th
In this hurricanes puzzle, students identify terms related to hurricanes. Examples include such words as warning, weather, and storms. A list of 18 words is provided to assist students in their search.
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Powerful Storms

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this earth science worksheet, learners read the graph provided to identify the number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes that have formed over the world's oceans. Then they explain what the bar graph tells them about Category 4 and 5...
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Hurricane Scramble

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this earth science activity, students unscramble various types of sea creatures caught in a hurricane and writing their name on the lines provided. Then they draw a picture of their favorite sea creature.
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Hurricane Names and Fame

For Students 4th - 5th
In this science worksheet, students read the comic strips that contain facts concerning the devastating tropical storms and hurricanes of the past.
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The Hurricane

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students read a 7-paragraph passage about Terrance's experience with a hurricane. Students answer sentence completion, word choice and short essay questions about the reading. The...
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Hurricane Katrina

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science worksheet, students find the words while learning the vocabulary of Hurricane Katrina. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Hurricane Season

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science worksheet, students find the vocabulary terms related to the subject of hurricanes. The answers are found by clicking the button found at the bottom of the page.
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Hurricanes Word Search

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science worksheet, students find the vocabulary terms related to the subject of hurricanes. The answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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Galveston 1900: Storm of the Century

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders comprehend the effect the 1900 Hurricane, the deadliest natural disaster in United States history, had on Galveston by examining period accounts and photographs. They comprehend how the devastation of the hurricane lead...
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The Wind and Its Origin

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students discuss the wind and how it feels. Using talcum powder and a lamp, students participate in an activity where they observe spirals in the air. They discover the causes of wind and how hot air rises and cold air sinks.
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Hurricanes: Impact and Preparation

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research past major hurricanes that have struck the North Carolina coast. From their research, they create informational pieces on hurricanes in the form of role-plays on how to prepare for a hurricane for other students...
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How Geography Affects the Economy: St. Lucia

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine how the geography of St. Lucia affects its economy. They draw a mental image of St. Lucia and its location in relation to other places. They examine images of the island and read about its banana crops before...
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Hurricane Tracking

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Hurricane Watch: How Scientist Analyze Their Effects on Coastlines

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders are able to evaluate the forces that shape the lithosphere. They explore background information on hurricanes by completing a webquest and answering questions. Students present their reports to the class. The class...
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Hurricanes

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use the internet to research the characteristics of hurricanes. Using this information, they read about past hurricanes and use a weather map to trace current disturbances in the oceans. They also discuss hurricane safety and...
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Prepare Yourself!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the natural hazards that occur across the United States and in their region. They view pictures of and discuss tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, and thunderstorms. Students discuss where these natural events...
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Natural Disasters

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders write a description of a natural disaster. They list as many natural disasters as they can think of. The class discusses any natural disasters individuals have witnessed first hand. They watch a brief clip of a film that...
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The Rhetoric of Katrina

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students read various articles about Hurricane Katrina. They identify the rhetorical strategies in the articles using to establish the author's point of view. They compare and contrast types of rhetoric found in the articles.
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Wild Weather: Hurricanes

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore hurricanes. They examine and describe what hurricanes are and describe how a hurricane forms. Students describe how the ocean and seasons affect hurricanes. They study the negative effects of hurricanes and draw a...