Hurricane Hugo photo

To better understand the process read through all the stages before linking to the web pages or beginning your work. First stage is a group process, second stage is an independent process, and the third stage is a group process where all the stages are combined into a final project presentation.

First Stage:

Working in your assigned group, you will explore the web links in the resource section below and answer the questions found at the first link.

    2. You will go to the National Geographic web site. Here you will see several "forces of nature." Click on the hurricane icon/button. Find the answers to your questions by clicking on the numbers and reading the information provided. National Geographic
    3. Before you go the USA Today Weather web site, print out this Hurricane Grid to use.
    4.Read about the different hurricane intensity levels. This chart explains when a tropical depression becomes a tropical storm and how hurricanes are categorized into 5 classifications. Fill in your Hurricane Intensity Grid.USA Today Weather - Hurricane scales.

Second Stage:

Each member of your group will prepare a hurricane tracking chart.

    1. You will track a hurricane. Print the hurricane tracking chart: Tracking Chart
    2. Next, go to the Folly Beach web site. On the left hand column, click on the Hurricane Watch button. Track the latest hurricane on your chart.Folly Beach
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Third Stage:

As a group, prepare a poster showing what we need to do to prepare for a hurricane.

    1. Check out the FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency)kid's web page. It has information on preparing for hurricanes. Click on the "Disaster Supply Kit" icon.FEMA
    2. Additional information can be found at Hurricane Strike! Scroll down to the "Safety and Preparedness" links and click on each to see a video on hurricane preparedness. Hurricane Strike!
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Learn More! General Information Links on Hurricanes

FEMA Hurricane Web Page for Kids
NOAA Hurricane Prediction Center
CBS Animation - How Hurricanes Form
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barometric pressure
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Last updated on August 31, 2006. Based on a template from The WebQuest Page