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.
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
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