Seasonal Science: Hurricane

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Link to Resource: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/5d80ded8-c58a-45a4-9b77-764909de95f1/seasonal-science-hurricane/#.WaA7oSiGOUl
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Format:video
Organization:PBS LearningMedia
Publication Date:2015
Summary:Why do hurricanes get their own season? The reason for the season is because of the three requirements for a hurricane to form. Precursor storms off the coast of Africa that travel on currents, warm ocean temperatures, and low wind shear due to the location of the jet stream are only available between June and November. Therefore, this is the season for hurricanes. This video and lesson integrate essential vocabulary for the NC science curriculum. The explanation of this extreme storm includes an engaging way to introduce students to the factors that affect our weather like temperature, air pressure, moisture and wind.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 4; Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; high school; hurricane; meteorology; middle school; oceans; severe weather; video; weather; weather hazards
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