The Eye of A Hurricane: Predicting Disaster in the Atlantic

by  The Mariners' Museum

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Hurricanes are one of the most formidable forces on Earth. During this program, students will learn about the characteristics of hurricanes, where they form, Atlantic hurricane season information, and the impacts on coastal communities. Students will also learn about barometers and other scientific weather instruments used to predict storms. Scientific investigation and inquiry skills will be practiced by way of examining two unique barometers from the Museum’s collection, in addition to creating their own simple barometer to conduct an experiment at home monitoring weather and air pressure.

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Point to Point: $125.00
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By Request: $125.00
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45 minutes to one hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6

Minimum participants:

no minimum

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Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites canceling with less than 48 hours notice.

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The Mariners' Museum

Newport News, VA
United States

The Mariners’ Museum is located in Newport News, Virginia, but our educational reach extends far beyond our physical doors. Just as Man has used the sea to journey around the world for thousands of years, The Mariners’ now uses Interactive Videoconferencing to offer programming to schools across the country and around the globe.
The Mariners' Museum, one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime history museums in the world, houses a treasure trove of more than 35,000 items inspired by human experiences with the sea.

Harriet Smith

Program Details


1. Students learn about the causes and characteristics of hurricanes.
2. Students learn about the Atlantic hurricane season.
3. Students explore historical barometers and other scientific instruments used to predict these storms.
4. Students watch a demo of how to build their own barometer at home that they can use to monitor their local weather.


The participants will:
- Gain basic knowledge about hurricanes and where they occur in the world.
- Learn about the most recent Atlantic hurricane seasons.
- Explore the many technologies that help predict sever weather events and long-term climate change.
- Practice scientific investigation skills by studying natural phenomena and historical objects.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Next Generation Science Standards:
Elementary: 3-5-ETS1-3, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, 4-ESS2-2, 4-ESS3-2, 5-PS1-1, 5-ESS2-1
Middle: MS-PS3-3, MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS2-5, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-2
Principles of Ocean Literacy:
1) The Earth has one big ocean with many features 2) The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of the Earth 3) The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate 6) The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected

State Standards

Virginia Science (2018):
Elementary: 4.1, 4.4a, 5.1, 5.2, 5.6d, 5.7c, 5.8d
Middle: 6.1, 6.3a, 6.4, 6.6 (b,c,d,e,f), 6.7