Students examine the history of natural disasters in given areas and determine the risk of natural disasters considering population increase and its impact. Lesson includes: activity, student worksheet, and teacher notes.
Created by: CK-12Subject: Earth ScienceDifficulty level: Advanced
Students will learn how the changing climate might impact the strength of hurricanes through actual hurricane footage, plotting actual hurricane data on tracking maps, comparing ocean temperature data, and looking at hurricanes from the past.
Weather forecasts beyond a week or two are mid-range forecasts. They must take into consideration other factors like ocean temperature and greenhouse gas content. In 2013, the active hurricane season that was predicted was completely incorrect.
Grade: 6, 7, 8
Created by: CK-12Subject: Earth ScienceDifficulty level: Basic