Hurricane Season, Grades K-5
Learn How Hurricanes Are Formed, Tracked and Affected by Global Warming
The Eye of the Hurricane
Students in grades 3-5 learn about the structure of a hurricane, particularly the eye.
Hurricanes 1: The Science of Hurricanes
Students in grades 3-5 examine aspects of hurricanes to understand how changes in speed or direction of motion are caused by forces.
Hurricanes 2: Tracking Hurricanes
Students in grades 3-5 explore how tropical storms are identified, measured, and tracked.
- 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)
- Aim a Hurricane
- FEMA for Kids: Hurricanes (Grades K-5)
- 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
- Severe Weather and Natural Disasters: Hurricanes
- 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 Lifespan of Hurricane Sandy
- The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale
- Evolution of a Hurricane
- CBS News Hurricane Animation
- Hurricane Katrina IR Animation
- Animation of Hurricane Katrina's lifespan
- Storm Surge Animations from NOAA's SLOSH model