Hurricanes and Climate

Hurricanes and Climate

Hurricanes and Climate
Investigate maps and data to learn about the connections between hurricanes and climate, places where hurricanes form and how climate change may be affecting their strength.

Grade Level: grades 5-9

Time

    • Two to three class periods

    Student Learning Objectives

    • Students describe the regions where hurricanes happen.
    • Students graph and interpret data to learn that different regions have varying numbers of hurricanes.
    • Students will be able to explain that hurricanes happen during the warmest times of year and in regions that have warm sea surface temperatures.
    • Students will graph and interpret data about how hurricanes have changed over recent decades as the Earth has warmed.