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Tropical Twisters - Hurricanes: How They Work and What They Do DLESE Reviewed Collection
This NASA site contains a wealth of information about hurricanes, including how they are created, how they move, and the dangers they pose. Also included are sections that deal with naming of hurricanes, hurricane hunters, a VR trip through a hurricane, satellite instrumentation, and a video of hurricane Andrew.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Video
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Natural hazards
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
QuickTime plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-137
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
    • 9-12:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motions and forces
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Ms Sharron Sample
NASA