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STORMY WEATHER Fall Semester Project Objectives The students will be able to research the origin of the names hurricane, tornado, typhoon. research the meteorological causes of hurricanes, tornadoes, or typhoons. map the weather patterns of a hurricane, tornado or typhoon.

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stormy weather

STORMY WEATHER

Fall Semester Project

objectives
Objectives

The students will be able to

  • research the origin of the names hurricane, tornado, typhoon.
  • research the meteorological causes of hurricanes, tornadoes, or typhoons.
  • map the weather patterns of a hurricane, tornado or typhoon.
  • present the effects of a hurricane, tornado, or typhoon on populations and on the land in a multimedia format to club members and advisors.
background
Background
  • Brainstorming session

What is weather? (examples/causes/where does it occur?)

  • On-line weather sites

Weathernet/KNTV/3D Forecast

  • Watch the weather for a week

Look for patterns and come with questions

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Students’ questions about weather

Sources for watching weather

Weather patterns

Accuracy of weather predictions

Additional Questions

  • Experiments

1. What’s in a Name?

2. What Starts Wind?

3. How Low Pressure Works

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Would you rather be in a hurricane, tornado, or typhoon? Why?

Using the Internet, students look for pictures, stories, articles, etc. on which to base their decision.

Document Sources in Virtual Notebook

lesson
Lesson
  • Discuss reasons for storm selection

Research causes of hurricane, tornado, or typhoon using

the Internet, books, newspapers, interviews, magazines,

etc.

Learn about:

-temperature

-pressure

-humidity

-wind speed

-cloud formation

-geological aspects

internet searches documentation
INTERNET SEARCHES & DOCUMENTATION

Site to learn about smart searching:

Click onLibrary to see site.

Interactive site to learn documentation:

Click on Documentation to see site.

multimedia presentation
MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION

Create a multimedia presentation:

Lower grades: 5 page Power Point Presentation custom background, take photos and scan, import pictures, write text, cite sources.

Middle grades: 7 pagePower Point Presentation custom background, take photos and scan, import pictures, write text, cite sources, create links to web sites, import sound.

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Upper grades: 10 pagePower Point Presentation custom background, take photos and scan, import pictures, write text, cite sources, create links to web sites, import sound, add animation, create a link to

Excel chart, create web page.

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CreditsBackground Photo: University of Illinois siteWritten by: Maria Abilock & Barbara BicknellPrepared in Power Point 97
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