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Hurricane Tracking

Authentic Learning | Entry Level | Social Studies

Objectives

  • Students will be able to identify the stages and categories of storm development.
  • Students will understand the factors that lead to the development of a hurricane.
  • Students will practice latitude and longitude by plotting different hurricanes on a map.
  • Students will determine the effects of a hurricane on the Florida's physical environment and predict effects to industries.

Procedure

  • Students will explore various websites on hurricanes such as Hurricane Strike!
  • Students will then plot the paths of different hurricanes on the Active Board.

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Apply productivity/multimedia tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, group collaboration, and learning throughout the curriculum.
  • Select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems.

Materials

  • Active Board
  • Computers with internet access
  • http://deved.meted.ucar.edu/hurrican/strike/

Grade Level: 6-8