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Series of Labs that explore the formation and impact of hurricanes.
Key Questions include: What is a hurricane? How do they form? When and where do hurricanes occur? Has the frequency and intensity of hurricanes changed over time? What factors influence the strength or intensity of hurricanes? How do warm ocean waters fuel hurricanes? What are the dangers to life and property in a hurricane?
Lab 1: Meteorological Monsters
Lab 2: Hurricane Anatomy
Lab 3: Putting Hurricanes on the Calendar
Lab 4: Putting Hurricanes on the Map
Lab 5: All About Air Pressure
Lab 6: Why Keep an Eye on the Barometer?
Lab 7: Hurricanes and Heat Transfer
Lab 8: Hot Water and Hurricanes
Lab 9: Death and Destruction
This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-07-07.
Wow, this unit is so well-organized, and includes all teacher resources as well as a student-facing portion for each lesson. Other available EarthLabs include: corals, the cryosphere, drought, earth science systems, and fisheries! http://serc.carleton.edu/earthlabs/