Students will learn how to survive a hurricane through the use of an interactive website and related worksheets.
Students will understand the factors that lead to the development of a hurricane.
Students will be able to identify the stages and categories of storm development.
Students will learn how to prepare for a hurricane.
Students will determine the effects of a hurricane on the Florida's physical environment and predict effects to industries.
After using the Red Cross Disaster pack to read about what to do before, during and after a hurricane, students will go to the web site for Hurricane Strike at http://deved.meted.ucar.edu/hurrican/strike/. Here students will complete 5 worksheets, one for each day, while navigating throughout the site and completing the hurricane preparedness activities.
Sunshine State Standards
NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students
Handouts (download on instructor's site)
Computers with internet access
LCD projector (optional)
Each day can be completed by itself if you only focus on certain aspects of hurricanes.
Have students practice latitude and longitude by mapping historical hurricanes.