Hurricane season is getting ready to hit full force making this the perfect time to start planning a hurricane unit study. By preparing ahead of time you can be ready to take advantage when the hurricanes start rolling in.\u00a0We have been through a few hurricane seasons when we lived down south and one thing that made it fun was using them as an opportunity to get really connected to what we were learning. We would prep for lessons right along with the typical buy bread and batteries prep.\u00a0 How they categorize and track Hurricanes Find the latest news, updates, 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 Get hands-on with your unit study Check out this Hurricane in a bowl Science Experiment Discovery Education has great lesson plans with projects. About rain Rain and inland flooding science Build a rain gauge to help your child connect with how much rain is coming down. About wind Hurricane wind speed chart. Understanding hurricane winds at landfall. How are winds measured? Hurricane Reading List Hurricane! The Magic School Bus Inside A Hurricane DK Eyewitness Books: Hurricane & Tornado Hurricanes! 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 and talk to your child about why it is important to be prepared for anything that can come your way.