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Hurricane: Storm Science DLESE Reviewed Collection
This site, from the Miami Museum of Science, provides an overview of the basic scientific concepts behind a hurricane. A collection of projects allows students to build their own weather station. These include making a psychrometer to measure air humidity, wind spirals, chimes, a wind scale tool to measure wind speed, a wind scale streamer to measure wind direction, and a barometer and air pressure experiment.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Lab activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Atmospheric science
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000 Miami Museum of Science
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-405
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • B - Physical science:
        • Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
        • Properties of objects and materials
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Miami Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium