Moving south came with a lot of adjustments from new foods to new weather. With preparing for Tropical Storm Erika heading our way we prepared for the storm and part of that is learning everything we can about what we could have had. Time for books, videos and lots of learning. In case you were wondering we picked up several loaves of bread, restocked the emergency kit and are working our way through securing the house and yard. This hurricane unit study will help.
How they categorize and track Hurricanes
Find the latest news and storm tracking on TERRAPIN
How hurricanes are ranked with TCFAQ
Learn about Hurricane Hunters that help us understand the inside of these powerful storms.
The Anatomy of a Hurricane
NASA explains how hurricanes form.
Get hands on with your unit study
Check out this Hurricane in a bowl science Experiment
Discovery Education has great lesson plans with projects.
Rain and inland flooding science
Build a rain gauge to help your child connect with how much rain is coming down.
Hurricane wind speed chart.
Understanding hurricane winds at landfall.
How are winds measured?
Hurricane Reading List
Things to do together for this unit study
As a hurricane is coming your way you will find the perfect time to learn about this major weather event. Track the storm on the internet, watch as it hits outside, venture out before clean up starts to see how the storm causes damage.
Volunteer to help with the cleanup effort as a family or if you have time work together to help friends, family, and neighbors band together to secure homes.
If working on this before a storm comes take time to create your own emergency kit together.