Hurricane season occurs every year. Sometimes it's a mild season and sometimes it's devastating. The 2017 hurricane season was an example of a devastating year. In these lessons, students will learn about how hurricanes form and the factors that contribute to the intensity of recent hurricanes. They will design a solution to mitigate the effects of a hurricane in a community.
The purpose of this second lesson is to build on prior knowledge about convection currents and how atmospheric conditions create hurricanes. Students begin with a Quick Write comparing hurricane formation to convection currents.
During the lesson students will watch a short video on hurricane formation and complete a word web. They will also use the internet to research how hurricanes form, and use a hurricane simulator to create the perfect conditions for a hurricane to form.