DISCUSS (1 of 2):
Where does the water in a hurricane come from?
DISCUSS (2 of 2):
Why is there so much rain from a hurricane?
Why do you think some areas of New Orleans flooded while others did not?
Tell your students that the people of Beachtown had a meeting to discuss the proposals your class came up with. Ask your students how they would answer their questions or address their issues.
Remember: There are no right answers and it may be difficult to make everyone happy.
Exciting stories about hurricanes extend students’ knowledge of these powerful storms. The readings from Newsela are free with registration.
Hurricane Florence demonstrated the destructive power of wind and rain. (Newsela, Grade 5)
Fuel for the Storm reveals how hurricanes get their strength. (Ocean Today, a site created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
This time-lapse movie shows a satellite view of the 2012 hurricane season — from June 1 to November 29 — in less than 5 minutes. The excitement starts with hurricane Chris at 0:22, followed by Debbie at 0:30, Ernesto at 1:27, and more.
As you watch, try to answer these questions:
You’ll find more satellite views of hurricanes here.