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Severe Weather: Hurricanes is part of an on-line series of modules entitled Exploring the Environment. Emphasizing an integrated approach to environmental Earth Science education through problem-based learning, this module asks student groups to track an actual (past) hurricane. Background information explains how hurricanes occur, how they are named, and the Saffir-Simpson Intensity Scale. Activities train groups on how to track hurricanes. Once they are given an actual hurricane to track, students must determine the speed of its movement and where it will come ashore. There are extension activities, a glossary of terms, teacher resources, a reference for the problem-based learning model, and links to additional resources.
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