Whether you will be directly impacted by a hurricane or your students are just inquisitive, these websites will help you explore this weather phenomenon.
Hurricane Explanation Video
http://www.montereyinstitute.org/noaa/lesson14.html – Click the “Play” button to begin the Hurricanes video. Click the “Global Impact” tab for another video.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4020000/newsid_4022100/4022129.stm – Click “Next” button to navigate through the animated guide about hurricanes.
http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/natural_disasters/hurricanes/hurricanes101.swf - Use the steps at the bottom of the screen to view hurricane animations.
http://www.yourdiscovery.com/earth/hurricanes/Huricane_Seasons.swf - Click next to view animations of a forming hurricane.
http://www.curriculumbits.com/prodimages/details/geography/hurricanes.swf - Explore the formation of a hurricane with this animated guide.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/pdf/canelab.htm – Explore the factors that influence the formation of a hurricane. Click on the up and down arrows to adjust the winds, atmosphere, latitude range, and temperature (score of 80).
A Hurricane’s Path
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/kids/movncane.htm – Can you direct the path of a hurricane? Drag the hurricane to one of the locations in the Atlantic. Drag the “L” and “H” to a place to test on the map. Click “Start” to see how the weather patterns affect the hurricane.
Prepare for a Hurricane
http://www.getreadyac.com/flash/pack.aspx - Click the gold star on the door to start. In each room of the house, click and drag items needed to survive a hurricane to the right side of the screen.