Hurricanes and Tropical Weather

Hurricanes 1: The Science of Hurricanes Hurricanes 1: The Science of Hurricanes    This 1st hurricane lesson plan from Advancing Science, Serving Society (AAAS) provides students the opportunity to examine different scientific aspects of hurricanes, all in an effort to begin to understand the nature of motion - particularly how changes in speed or direction of motion are caused by forces.

Hurricanes 2: Tracking HurricanesHurricanes 2: Tracking Hurricanes    This 2nd hurricane lesson plan from Advancing Science, Serving Society (AAAS) allows students to explore how technology and science are used today to identify, measure, and track powerful tropical storms to better warn and secure people from their often-devastating impact.

Hurricanes, Typhoons, CyclonesHurricanes, Typhoons, Cyclones   The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) educational outreach page on hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones provides a basic background on the science, people, and issues involved in hurricane research.

Hurricane!Hurricane!    This lesson plan from Discovery Education provides 6th to 8th graders with information on the effects of differing wind speeds and water depth on wave heights during hurricanes and tropical storms.

Climate and Hurricanes Activities and Lesson PlansClimate & Hurricanes Activities and Lesson Plans    In this online resource from the National Wildlife Federation, students grades 6th through 9th investigate maps and data to learn about the connections between hurricanes and climate, including regional climate conditions where hurricanes form and how global climate change may be affecting hurricanes.