Hurricane Season, Grades 9-12
Learn How Hurricanes Are Formed, Tracked and Affected by Global Warming
Hurricanes as Heat Engines
Students in grades 3 (gifted) and 4-12 examine authentic sea surface temperature data to explore how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean surface.
Hurricane Frequency and Intensity
Students in grades 9-12 examine the intensity and frequency of hurricanes using the Live Access Server and several Internet sites.
Hurricanes:Online Meteorology Guide
Grades 9-12 are introduced to hurricanes and their associated features, learn where hurricanes develop, and discover the atmospheric conditions necessary for hurricane development.
Hurricane Applet – Atlantic
Drag the hurricane and see the effect of sea surface temperature.
- How Do Hurricanes Form?
- Tropical Twisters
- NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- National Hurricane Center
- NASA's Hurricane Resource Page
- Storm Surge Overview
- Global Warming and Hurricanes
- Teaching and Learning About Hurricanes
- USGS Continues Response to Hurricane Sandy
- 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
- CBS News Hurricane Animation
- Hurricane Katrina IR Animation
- Animation of Hurricane Katrina's lifespan
- The Lifespan of Hurricane Sandy
- Storm Surge Animations from NOAA's SLOSH model