Hurricanes again …


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In this updated hurricane activity, we've ask students to examine the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale and consider what other elements besides this ranking may contribute to the devastation that is caused by tropical storms.

Students read about hurricane classfications and calculate the possible increases in destruction from various scaled events.  Estimation, data analysis with graphs to study trends, damage expense, average frequency, and histogram are all part of this lesson.

The activity: hurricane2023.pdf

CCSS: 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, S-ID.1

For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet of data and charts, and our solutions.

hurricane2023.docx         HurricaneData2023.xlsx


Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones - How are hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones related? There is a measurement called the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE). Are storms becoming more intense?  Did you know there is a formula for measuring the strength of storms and storm seasons?  Let's see if this formula for measuring the intensity of storms makes any sense?   CCSS:  8.F, HSA.CED, HSS.ID.A, MP2, MP4


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