Created by: Rosinia     Modified by: cjcohen

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Subjects: weather, Science

For students of 9th to 12th grade.


1. Students will learn that a hurricane is a severe tropical storm that forms in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Pacific Ocean east of the dateline, or the South Pacific Ocean east. 

2. Students will learn what weather conditions are needed for a hurricane to form 

3. Students will learn how a hurricane can affect the weather i.e. winds, affect on waves, and precipitations 

4. Students will learn about the rotation of a hurricane 

5. Students will learn what causes a tropical storm to be upgraded to a hurricane. 

6. Students will learn when hurricane season begins and ends.

7. Students will be able to name other types of storms with hurricane like conditions.  

8. Students will learn what method is used to name hurricanes.


•Students will define a hurricane and elements needed to create a hurricane

•Students will read the report Hurricane Basics located at

•Students will review the web site on Hurricane Katrina

•Students will locate the government web site at

•Students will locate pictures of New Orleans 90th Ward

.Listen to a report at


•Students will write a two page report on hurricanes.

1. State what conditions create a hurricane.
2. Explain the difference between a watch and a warning.
3. Explain the direction in which a hurricane moves.
4. Explain a storm surge.
5. Explain the difference between category one and a category five.