Hurricane Tracking

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Resource: Tracking Hurricanes Activity


The class can create a blog for predicting hurricanes and/or weather. Each student will be responsible for making predictions based on scientific data. The first part of the year, the teacher can post sample blog entries and teach a few of the students the way the postings should be written and they in turn can teach other small groups, etc.

Standards this activity addresses:

Grades 9-12 (1996 Standards)
Strand D - Processes that Shape the Earth
1. The student recognizes that processes in the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, interact to shape the Earth. (SC.D.1.4) BM 1,3
2. The student understands the need for protection of the natural systems on Earth. (SC.D.2.4) BM 1
Strand H - The Nature of Science
1. The student uses the scientific processes and habits of mind to solve problems. (SC.H.1.4) BM 1, 2, 3, 4, 7
3. The student understands that science, technology and society are interwoven and interdependent. (SC.H.3.4) BM 1-6
Grades 9-12 (2008 Standards)
Body of Knowledge:
Nature of Science
Standard 1 - The Practice of Science SC.912.N.1.1 - N.1.7
Standard 2 - The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge SC.912.N.2.5
Standard 3 - The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models SC.912.N.3.1 - N.3.5
Standard 4 - Science and Society SC.912.N.4.1, N.4.2
Earth and Space Science
Standard 7 - Earth Systems and Patterns SC.912.E.7.5, E.7.6, E.7.8