Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November.

According to the National Oceanic and AtmosphericAdministration, a hurricane is:

“A hurricane is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters. A tropical cyclone is a rotating low-pressure weather system that has organized thunderstorms but no fronts (a boundary separating two air masses of different densities). Tropical cyclones with maximum sustained surface winds of less than 39 miles per hour (mph) are called tropical depressions. Those with maximum sustained winds of 39 mph or higher are called tropical storms. When a storm's maximum sustained winds reach 74 mph, it is called a hurricane.”

Here are some classroom activities that students may enjoy doing in order to learn more about hurricanes.

What lessons do you enjoy doing in order to teach about hurricanes? Please share.

Photo by NASA on Unsplash

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