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Hurricane Strike! Hurricane Science & Safety for Students DLESE Reviewed Collection
This is a multimedia interactive simulation that teaches students about emergency preparedness, disaster safety, and weather and storm science. In the simulation, students visit a Florida family and end up preparing for and riding out a hurricane which hits during the visit. Students can track the storm on a map, watch weather updates, prepare emergency supplies, and develop a disaster emergency plan. Additional materials for teachers to use with students in the classroom are available. The site also offers facts about historically important hurricanes between simulation segments. Contributors to the site include The Federal Emergency Management Administration, The National Weather Service, The Weather Channel, and the American Red Cross.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
    • Video
  • Audio:
    • Sound
  • Atmospheric science
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2002, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-209
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motion and forces
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
        • Risks and benefits
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The COMET Program