Students investigate whether global climate change will intensify the effects of hurricanes on coastal communities by determining the areas most vulnerable to hurricane surges by using topographic maps, a physical model, and a time series of hurricane data. Students then take on the roles of homeowners in a community and explore whether their home's position with respect to the topography and coast is protected from storm surge and high tide. A coastline map and student activity sheets are included. The resource is supported by teacher background information, assessments, and a scoring rubric. This is a module in the lesson series, Potential Consequences and Climate Variability and Change.


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    Vocational/Professional Development Education,Pressure systems,Middle School,NSDL,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Climate,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123722055T,Sea level,Tropical storm,Atmospheric science,Geoscience,Space Science,Storm surge,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Weather,Earth Science,Tides,Gulf Stream



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