e-Missions – Hurricane Alert

e-Mission - Hurricane Alert
Grade Levels: 5-8
Length: 90 min
Learning Objective: Analyze tropical storm data to track movement and categorize intensity
Learning Standards: Earth sciencees, graphing, conversion of units, math in everyday life.

Overview

Students work as a team of specialists from NOAA’s Extreme Weather Response Unit. Each team consists of a lead meteorologist, forecast specialists, zone predictors and ETA Specialists who monitor a variety of severe weather events. The students must decide if the storms will grow in size and strength and develop into hurricanes. Where will the storms track? What communities will be affected? How fast will they move and will advisories warn the residents before possible landfall?