This activity is great to use early in the school year, during hurricane season as an introductory activity, in a unit on latitude and longitude, in a weather and storms unit, or at another time during the year as a teachable moment when there is a large hurricane or storm in the news.
It is a great to supplement this activity by showing a piece of relevant news or weather forecast.
In this activity students use real hurricane data to plot the path of the hurricane on a hurricane tracking map. They then use a planetary wind diagram to analyze the pattern and make inferences about the hurricane's path. Lastly, they make suggestions for an emergency plan, in case of a hurricane.
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This works well with these products:
Weather Jeopardy Style Review Game
Weather Disaster Research Project
Land and Sea Breeze Lab
Climate Introduction Lesson Plan, Handouts, and Smartboard File
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