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Hurricane Season, Grades 9-12

Learn How Hurricanes Are Formed, Tracked and Affected by Global Warming

Found In: science, social studies, 9-12

Lesson Plans

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.

Additional Lessons

Activities

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.

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last updated: June 27, 2014

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