Hurricane Season, Grades 6-8
Learn How Hurricanes Are Formed, Tracked and Affected by Global Warming
- Hurricane Katrina: A Problem-Based Learning Module ( PDF, 2 MB, 8 pgs.) Students in grades 5-12 analyze Hurricane Katrina to consider whether global warming is increasing hurricane frequency and intensity.
Students in grades 6-8 learn how wind speed and water depth influence wave height.
- Hurricanes as Heat Engines
Students in grades 6-12 examine authentic sea surface temperature data to explore how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean surface.
Teaching and Learning Mathematics through Hurricane Tracking
Students in grades 6-8 investigate hurricanes by constructing and interpreting graphs, analyzing patterns, determining rates of change and ratios, using the distance formula, and estimating.
Hurricane Applet – Atlantic
Drag the hurricane and see the effect of sea surface temperature.
- Hurricane Bingo (Grades 5-12)
- The Surge of the Storm (Grades 5-12)
- Exploring Latitude and Longitude (Grades 6-8)
- Making, Using, and Understanding a Barometer (Grades 6-8)
- Make Your Own Anemometer (Grades 6-8)
- Aim a Hurricane
- How Do Hurricanes Form?
- NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- National Hurricane Center
- NASA's Hurricane Resource Page
- Storm Surge Overview
- Global Warming and Hurricanes
- Severe Weather and Natural Disasters
- Teaching and Learning About Hurricanes
- The Anatomy of a Hurricane ( PDF, 777 KB, 1 pg.)
- Atlantic Basin Hurricane Tracking Chart ( PDF, 906 KB, 1 pg.)
- Eastern Pacific Hurricane Tracking Chart - National Hurricane Center ( PDF, 290 KB, 1 pg.)
- The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale
- Evolution of a Hurricane
- How Hurricanes Form
- Animation of Hurricane Katrina's lifespan
- The Lifespan of Hurricane Sandy
- Storm Surge Animations from NOAA's SLOSH model
last updated: June 28, 2015