Contributor: Victoria Surface. Lesson ID: 10423
Storms can be pretty scary. There is one storm that actually has an eye! Using video, charts, and not-so-scary activities, learn about hurricanes and safety, and make your own poem or presentation!
What is this swirling mass of clouds pictured above and how does it happen?
Weather is the condition of the air or atmosphere.
Severe weather is any dangerous act of nature that puts people, animals, or buildings at risk.
Some kinds of severe weather are more likely to occur than others in a given region or area. Weather scientists, or meteorologists, forecast severe weather so that communities can prepare for and respond to these weather events.
Types of severe weather include thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards. In this lesson, you will investigate the characteristics and formation of hurricanes, as well as hurricane preparedness using videos, hands-on activities, and interesting projects!
Read (or have your teacher read to you) about hurricanes on National Geographic Kids - Hurricane. Continue to add to your KWL Chart. Share with a friend or family member what you learned about hurricanes and how they form.
Supplies for the Hurricane Spiral Activity
Supplies for the Hurricane in a Bowl Activity
Supplies for the Hurricane Acrostic Poem Project
Resources Referenced in the Lesson