June 15, 2005
In the beginning of the school year, I introduce hurricanes in Puerto Rico to the students. The class explores weather conditions in the tropic using the Internet. We discuss the research we do on the Internet and complete the research by using the newspaper weather news. The students are asked to complete a family emergency plan during hurricane season. They build a model of their house showing safe and non-safe areas. Most students are surprised when they realize their house might not resist a hurricane. After the presentation, the students share the information with their families in order to prevent a possible disaster during a severe storm or hurricane.