Predicting Severe Storms: Links for Teachers

Hurricane Education Materials

This site provides links to valuable hurricane education materials.
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Assessment, Data Sources


Our ability to monitor and forecast hurricanes has improved because of satellite technology and scientists who fly directly into storms to take measurements. This helps scientists to measure how strong a hurricane is and in what direction it may move.
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials


Each year as many as 1,000 tornadoes may touch down in the United States. Their destruction can range from minor to devastating. This activity introduces you to the history of tornado forecasting, tornado formation, and tornado safety.
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, A Bit of History, Career Info

Lesson Plan: Tracking Tornadoes

Learn about tornadoes and how they are formed and rated for intensity. Explore tornado topics such as where they occur most frequently, how are they predicted, and current scientific research on tornadoes.
Features: Lesson Ideas, In the News, A Bit of History

Lesson Plan: Sister Storms - Children of the Tropical Seas

In this lesson students learn about different kinds of tropical storms throughout the world and then work together to present their information to the class.
Features: Lesson Ideas, Data Sources, A Bit of History

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