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Surviving a Hurricane

Students will learn how to survive a hurricane through the use of an interactive website and related worksheets.

Objectives

  • 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.

Procedure

  • 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

  • SS.B.2.3.7
  • SS.B.2.3.9
  • SC.C.1.3.1
  • SC.D.1.3.3
  • SC.H.2.3.1
  • LA.A.2.3.1
  • LA.B.2.3.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • 1.2.2
  • 5.10.1
  • 5.10.2
  • 5.11.1

Materials

  • Handouts (download on instructor's site)
  • Computers with internet access
  • LCD projector (optional)

ALTERNATIVES/EXTENSIONS

  • 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.


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