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Katrina's Classroom: Teaching Money Skills for Life

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Imagine a hurricane teaching high schoolers about financial preparedness! The four lessons in this collection are based on the personal stories in Katrina’s Classroom: Financial Lessons from a Hurricane video. Topics include goal...
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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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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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Life in a Hurricane Zone

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Hurricanes and Climate

For Teachers 5th - 9th
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...
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Tracking Hurricane News

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here is a unique twist for your instructional activity 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...
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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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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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Hurricanes: An Environment of Concern

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners 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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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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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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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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Hurricane Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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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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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Hurricane Watch - Aerial Photographs for Activity

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The aerial photographs contained in this resource support the lesson titled "Hurricane Watch: How Scientists Analyze Their Effects on Coastlines." You can find this lesson on the Lesson Planet website. It is a WebQuest in...
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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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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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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 lesson. Not only does it provide information and photographs, but several...
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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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What is a Hurricane?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research hurricanes on the Internet. In this hurricane lesson, 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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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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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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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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Counting on the Havoc of Hurricanes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students 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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Hurricanes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students perform various experiments to explore hurricanes. For this earth science lesson, students explain how they form. They identify the structure of a hurricane.
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Hurricanes and Tornadoes (Grade 4-8)

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

For Students 4th - 6th
Trying to sharpen your meteorologists' weather terms literacy? This weather words worksheet has students analyze a table that contains 16 words pertaining to hurricanes and tornadoes. The words have been cut in half. Students match the...
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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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Press Conference on Hurricane Georges

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students role play a press conference on Hurricane Georges by acting as interviewers from the press. They research the impact of the hurricane in order base their questions on pertinent information. They present the press conference for...
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Hurricane Katrina

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The adage says that journalism is the first draft of history. How should people evaluate these sources of information? Taking into account various sources, including those from various perspectives and different creators, learners...
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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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Hurricanes

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars 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...
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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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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: 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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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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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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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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Atlantic Basin Hurricane Tracking Chart

For Students 6th - 8th
For this science worksheet, learners look for the location of various storms that develop in the Atlantic Ocean with this hurricane tracking map.
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Hurricane Impact: Storm Surges and Elevation Transitions

For Students 6th - 9th
In this hurricane learning exercise, 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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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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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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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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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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Hurricane Stories

For Students 6th - 8th
In this earth science worksheet, students read 4 stories about hurricanes. They write short answers to 2 questions following each of the stories.
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Hurricanes

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners explore the history of hurricanes. They discuss the worst hurricanes that have formed. Students examine what to expect during a hurricane and the preparations they should make. They learn about evacuation routes, shelters, and...
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Horrific Hurricanes

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study hurricanes and how scientists predict them.  In this hurricane instructional activity students read an article on hurricanes, complete an activity and take a quiz.
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The Science of Weather: Hurricanes

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use this USA today activity to learn about hurricane season. In 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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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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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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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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Press Conference on Hurricane Georges

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students experience Hurricane Georges. In this Peace Corps activity, students examine the devastation of Hurricane Georges by acting as a Dominican Republic citizen being interviewed by an international television network. Students...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 plan, students read a chapter on hurricanes and discuss the conditions necessary to create a...
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Extreme Weather: Hurricanes

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students demonstrate the ability to define key words and verbally recall conditions that must be present for a hurricane to form.
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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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Hurricane Influence: Landfall Probabilities and Wind Speed

For Students 6th - 9th
In this earth science worksheet, students 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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Tracking Hurricane Katrina

For Students 6th - 9th
In this hurricane activity, 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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Learning About Hurricanes

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students write a research paper on hurricanes. In this weather instructional activity, 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...
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WILD WORLD OF HURRICANES

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study and orally share information about the wild world of hurricanes through the use of the Internet. Groups orally present their answers to the class, which may be recorded by a video camera.
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My Hurricane Fact Book

For Teachers 4th - 7th
In this hurricane worksheet, young scholars 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...
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Hurricane Katrina

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science instructional activity, middle schoolers find the words while learning the vocabulary of Hurricane Katrina. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Building for Hurricanes: Engineering Design Challenge

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
"By the hair on your chinny-chin-chin, I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in," says the big, bad wolf! Engineering hopefuls are challenged to design and construct a hurricane-proof building from simple office and craft...
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Hurricanes

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Learners investigate what conditions are favorable for a hurricane to occur.  In hurricane lesson plan students view images of hurricane destruction and track a path of a hurricane.
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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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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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How Many Hurricanes Happen?

For Students 5th - 12th
For this hurricanes worksheet, students use a data table showing the hurricane region and the average number of hurricanes per year to determine if the same number of hurricanes happen in each region by creating a graph. Then students...
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Hurricane, Tornado, Tsunami?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the environment. For this natural disasters study lesson, students discover what the difference is between a tsunami, a hurricane, and a tornado. They read their text as a class and in small groups and then complete some...
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Hurricane Predictions

For Students 6th - 9th
In this hurricane worksheet, students analyze and interpret a hurricane graph. They complete 5 short answer questions that follow.
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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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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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Hurricanes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students listen to a transcript of an interview about an upswing in hurricanes with Stanley Goldenberg, a researcher with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. students participate in a series of discussion questions.
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Hurricanes

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

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students watch a film about hurricanes, make observations about what they see and record them. They complete a lab to demonstrate the correlation between the sun's angle and heating water.
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Researching Hurricanes with Technology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explain the components that make up a hurricane.
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Life in a Hurricane Zone

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the social effects of hurricanes. In this social studies activity, students assume the persona of residents of the Dominican Republic and write diary entries and letters regarding the devastation caused by Hurricane...
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Trailers Become Schools After Hurricane Katrina

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
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...
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Are Female Hurricanes Deadlier than Male Hurricanes?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The battle of the sexes? Scholars first examine data on hurricane-related deaths and create graphical displays. They then use the data and displays to consider whether hurricanes with female names result in more deaths than hurricanes...
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Hurricane Warning!

For Students 5th - 8th
In this reading skills instructional activity, learners read a selection entitled "Hurricane Warning!" and then respond to 5 questions regarding the main idea and supporting details.
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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 Paths: Comparing Places with Different Prevailing Winds

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

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover the proper methods for plotting hurricanes while developing their understanding of hurricanes by researching and gathering tracking data from technological sources. Students develop a newsletter about hurricanes,...
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Hurricanes and the Importance of Wetlands

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Pupils explain how wetlands minimize the impact of hurricanes. In this earth science lesson, students investigate how different materials affect the steam plume path. They complete their worksheet after the lab.
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Hurricanes Are They Coming to Your Neighborhood?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners study weather systems, hurricanes and tropical storms. They predict landfall of hurricanes and tropical storms.
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Surviving a Hurricane

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars complete worksheets and activities about Hurricane preparedness using this webquest lesson and a Red Cross Disaster pack. Downloadable resources are available through links.
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Stronger Hurricanes

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore hurricanes, the factors that contribute to them, and the role warmer sea surface temperatures may have on them. They perform experiments to observe energy transfer. Students explore the possible causes and effects of...
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Tracking a Hurricane

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students use knowledge of what satellite imagery tells to create a descriptive hypothesis of the ground phenomenon during a hurricane.
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Hurricanes in History:

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers interpret data displayed in a graph, make inferences based on graphical data. They work in pairs or groups to interpret graphs containing historical data of hurricanes, and then answer questions that assess their...
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Hurricanes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students access a database to research information about hurricanes. Students practice using a database to find the answers to various questions about hurricanes. Students rearrange records, conduct filtered searches and search multiple...
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Hurricane!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the effect of wind speed and water depth on wave heights in a hurricane. In this earth science lesson plan, students record wave height when they blow on the opposite side of the straw. They analyze and formulate a...
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Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Stories To Be Told

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students listen to stories about the tradegies of Hurricane Katrina and Rita. Using their own experiences from the hurricanes, they try to put their own story into words. They are to focusing on getting the information and their feelings...
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Get on the Hurricane Track...Prepare Yourself!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research hurricanes. Students explore the stages of hurricanes, the Weather Forecasting Center, and tracking of hurricanes. They analyze information and produce a public service announcement educating the public on hurricane...
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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 instructional activity demonstrates the importance of understanding crucial documents, banking basics, and financial tools with the focus on Hurricane Katrina in 2005...
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Hurricane Floyd

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the effects of Hurricane Floyd. In this hurricane lesson, students examine the damage caused by the hurricane that hit North Carolina in 1999. Students do so by exploring primary print sources and audio files.
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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 instructional activity uses a KWL graphic organizer in order to guide student...
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Effects of a Storm Surge

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

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Pupils determine what they know about hurricane formation. They experiment to explain hurricane formation and track a hurricane that forms in the Caribbean Islands.
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Weather Songs: Hurricane

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this hurricane worksheet, learners read a poem about the sad aftermath of a hurricane. These appear to be song lyrics with an unknown tune. This is suitable for older students and adults.
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Hurricane Mitch

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students use context clues to derive meaning for unknown vocabulary.
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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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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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Virtual World Lesson Plan

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore U.S. geography by participating in a natural disaster identification activity. In 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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Do You Want to Risk It?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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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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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Science/Weather

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss the weather. In this science instructional activity, 4th graders recognize how weather conditions and phenomena occur and can even be predicted. Students research the different weather conditions like floods and...
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Do Some Research - Hurricanes

For Students 7th - 9th
In this hurricane research worksheet, students look up the scientific name for "a powerful storm with strong winds and rain" (hurricane), write a description, and draw a picture that illustrates their findings.
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Plotting A Hurricane Using latitude and Longitude

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore map and plotting skills by tracing the movement s of hurricanes through the Earth's systems. a hurricane map is developed from daily media reports.
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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 and Tornadoes Cryptogram Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 5th
When is hurricane season? Have fun with science using this cryptogram, in which learners reveal the answer by unscrambling 7 weather-related terms. Older students may know the answer without completing the puzzle, so be aware you may...
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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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Hurricane Katrina

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine emergency response systems. In 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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Kids Can Help

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In 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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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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Life in a Hurricane Zone

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the nature of hurricanes and examine in detail the effect of Hurricane Georges upon the Dominican Republic. They explain the way in which physical systems (e.g., a hurricane) can affect human systems (e.g., the life of a...
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Press Conference on Hurricane Georges

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students reinforce oral communication skills and organize a "press conference" on Hurricane Georges. They demonstrate their comprehension of the following enduring understanding: Where we live influences how we live. No matter where we...
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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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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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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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Cyclone!

For Students 8th - 10th
In this cyclones worksheet, 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 winds.
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Storms-What am I?

For Students 7th - 9th
For this storms worksheet, learners use clues about floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and winds to complete a puzzle and find the answer to a riddle.
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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 Tracking

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

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this weather learning exercise, 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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Hurricane Hits In The United States

For Teachers 6th - 9th
In this hurricane hits in the United States worksheet, young scholars 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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Hurricane Season Blows In

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students are asked whether they agree or disagree with statements about hurricanes. They then read the words that appear in the News Word box on the Students printable page and one one of the words to complete each sentence. They read...
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Hurricanes on Track

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders develop a questionnaire to investigate weather in different part of the US. They investigate how weather in one part of the country affects weather in another part. They predict the development of hurricanes.
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Powerful Storms

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this earth science worksheet, students 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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The Perfect Storm

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

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use maps and online data to find specific geographic areas.  In hurricane Katrina instructional activity students use aerial photographic imagery to see some impacts of hurricane Katrina. 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lesson 3: A Fresh Start

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The members of your economics class may be busy earning graduation credits, but the credit they should be concerned about is their financial credit. The third lesson in a unit about Hurricane Katrina and other events that can result in...
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Lesson 1: Katrina Strikes

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Most families have an emergency kit in their home with flashlights, water, and extra food. But what happens to your money when disaster strikes? An economics lesson focused on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 demonstrates the...
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Eyewitness to the Flood

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students 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. Students...
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Naturally Disastrous

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners examine the types and effects of natural disasters. In this natural disaster lesson, students study the different types of natural disasters including; avalanches, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. They investigate...
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Hurricane and Tornadoes Word Search Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 4th
While this word search on hurricane and tornado-related terms has little educational merit, it may assist learners with spelling difficult weather-related terms. Terms include: cyclone, convection, pressure, eye, hurricane, millibar,...
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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 instructional activity, 10th graders read an article and answer various questions. Students discuss their findings with their classmates.
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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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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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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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Hurricanes As Heat Engines

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine sea surface temperatures to see how hurricanes get heat from the oceans surface.  In this hurricanes lesson plan students use the Internet to find data and make line plots. 
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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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The Science of Hurricanes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore hurricanes. In this science lesson, students discuss the aspects of hurricanes and watch videos of hurricanes. Students discuss the motion of the hurricanes.
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Tracking Hurricanes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore how technology and science are used to identify, measure, and track powerful tropical storms to better warn and secure people from their impact. They research hurricanes online by tracking the storms on a hurricane website.
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Hurricane Quiz

For Students 4th - 5th
In this hurricanes quiz instructional activity, students complete a ten question multiple choice on-line interactive quiz about hurricanes.
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Hurricane Tracking

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils 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 math...
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Hurricane Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explain how hurricanes are formed, why they are so dangerous, and how they can be tracked. Students work with a partner to investigate the Internet to answer questions about hurricanes.
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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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The Hurricane: Quiz on Present Tense Forms

For Students 6th - 8th
In this present progressive tense worksheet, students 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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Storm Busters

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate hurricanes and invent a way to diffuse or redirect a hurricane before it becomes destructive in this technology-based science project. Cooperative learning groups are emphasized.
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Shore is Windy!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars consider what a hurricane is and how it impacts both land and people, explore the speculations surrounding Hurricane Isabel, research potential target sites and create maps illustrating how Isabel may affect them.
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Tracking the Storm

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students discuss the different types of storms that can hit land. They locate specific coordinates on a plane grid. They discuss lonsgitude and latitude to plot the coordinates of a tropical storm. They practice finding coordinates...
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A Whirlwind Tour

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore volcanoes, hurricanes, and tornadoes through the use of the Internet.
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The Big Not So Easy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners explore, analyze and discuss statistics regarding the conditions in New Orleans since the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina. They predict the rate of rebuilding and research and compare statistics about their own community...
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Severe Weather

For Students 5th - 8th
In this severe weather worksheet, students will answer questions about heat transfer in the atmosphere, air masses, and atmospheric pressure. Then students will explore hurricanes and thunderstorms. This worksheet has 6 fill in the...
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Florida's Hurricanes

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students study hurricanes. In this hurricane instructional activity, students examine the development of hurricanes. Students explore a hurricane by using the virtual world Second Life.
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Is Global Warming Affecting Hurricanes?

For Students 7th - 12th
In this hurricane worksheet, students use data charts showing the number of hurricanes and the severity of these hurricanes to determine if global warming is causing an increase in hurricanes. This worksheet has 2 short answer questions.
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Hurricane Shapes: Spatial Patterns on Satellite Images

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth science learning exercise, students match 21 hurricane satellite images to their appropriate shape. They also answer 4 short answer questions about hurricane shape classification.
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In the Eye of the Hurricane

For Students 9th - 10th
In this science worksheet, learners read about temperature and thermal energy in a hurricane. Students also draw their own hurricane and label 5 different parts.
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Hurricane Watch

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this science worksheet, students are given information about hurricane ratings. Information is presented on a chart. Students use information from the chart to answer five questions. They are directed to make a list of what their...
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Hurricane Winds: A Spatial Hierarchy of Processes at Different Scales

For Students 6th - 8th
In this earth science lesson, students study a satellite image of hurricane Isabel and write answers to 5 questions that follow. They match predictions to the map locations.
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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 and Tornadoes Vocabulary

For Students 4th - 5th
Quiz your young meteorologists using this simple matching learning exercise. 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...
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Images of Katrina

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the damage from Hurricane Katrina using maps and aerial photography. In this aerial photography and mapping lesson plan, students use online resources to asses the damage from Hurricane Katrina and learn how aerial...
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A Disaster in the Making

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students compare the consequences of the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco to Hurricane Katrina's impact on New Orleans as a basis for investigating the transformative effect of infamous United States natural disasters.
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A Hurricane Blowing In

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students write a scene.  In this creative writing lesson plan, students read The Lightning Thief and discuss the sentence fluency and word choice in the writing.  Students complete a writing assignment where they create an interesting...
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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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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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Hurricanes Science Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students learn many concepts about hurricanes, an important part of Florida's past and future. They make connections, explain concepts and retain the knowledge presented for use as needed in the future.
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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...
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Hurricane Isabel

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In these reading skills worksheets, learners 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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Learning About Hurricanes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research hurricanes by using the Internet.  In this dangerous weather lesson, students discover patterns, formation and devastation of hurricanes by reading hurricane websites.  Students practice mapping skills by tracking where...
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Coastal Weather Issues: Planning for a Hurricane

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders utilize internet resources to gather, analyze, and interpret hurricane data. They develop a public information booklet that be used as a guide for the community to use when preparing for a hurricane.
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The Hurricane

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, 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 passage...
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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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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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Hurricane Scramble

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this earth science worksheet, 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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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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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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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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Breaking News English: Hurricane Katrina Kills Hundreds

For Students 5th - 10th
For this English worksheet, students read "Hurricane Katrina Kills Hundreds," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: Hurricane Dennis Menaces U.S. Coast

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "Hurricane Dennis Menaces U.S. Coast," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.

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