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Content, activities, and case studies are presented in a variety of ways. This pedagogical strategy makes this tutorial applicable to many ability levels--mapping, graphical organizers, engaging images, photographs, diagrams, and case studies.
See below for the section descriptions found within this tutorial:
-Hurricane season: descriptions and images of Hurricane Alma, Hurricane Dennis, Chesapeake Hurricane of 1933, Cape May Hurricane of 1821, Hurricane Inez, and Hurricane Gordon. Bonus map of the Great New England Hurricane of 1938!
-Saffir-Simpson scale introduction before a descriptive text and image matching famous hurricane breakdown.
-This lesson concludes with a fun famous hurricane organizer. Matching activity with storms color-coded by category in which students match hurricane name, characteristics, and notable image. Hurricanes Gloria, Carol, Gilbert, 1938 Storm, Agnes, Audrey, Hazel, Carla, Ivan, Donna, the Keys Storm, and Betsy.
This works well for any level but is GREAT for special education students or college prep learners that need an alternative assessment and may not be great at traditional labs.
Also, perfect for homeschooling!
WIDE RANGE OF ABILITY LEVELS! The application to a diverse body of learners, whether it be age or ability level, is predicated on the fact that the instructor determines the difficulty level of the whole activity or part of the activity based on what information is given and what information is not as well as how verbal questions are presented to the student(s).
This is a thorough and DYNAMIC activity that covers a ton of information about hurricanes and meteorology in general. This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, study guide, review, and assessment. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your meteorology teaching library.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 4th – 9th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Great feedback from parents, teachers, and administrators.
Answer key provided.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”