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Hurricanes 2: Tracking Hurricanes
The purpose of this lesson is to examine the role of technology in identifying and tracking hurricanes. It is the second in a two-part series on the science of hurricanes and the kinds of technology being used to identify and track them. Students broaden their study by exploring how technology and science are used today to identify, measure, and track powerful tropical storms to better warn and secure people from a hurricane's often-devastating impact.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Atmospheric science
  • Natural hazards
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright AAAS 2002. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-557
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understanding about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in local challenges
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Science Netlinks'
This resource requires 'Hurricanes 1: The Science of Hurricanes'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science NetLinks

Publisher: MarcoPolo Education Foundation