Interested in extreme weather events? Then a hurricane—a swirling mass of wind, rain, thunder, and chaos—will intrigue you. Hurricanes begin over tropical and subtropical ocean water. They start when warm water, moist air, and strong winds collide and create a rotating bundle of thunderstorms and clouds. A hurricane might last a few hours or several days.
This video is a fun and engaging way to introduce hurricanes to children. Find out when hurricane season peaks, how the storms form, and the surprising role they play in the larger global ecosystem.
This video satisfies the 3-ESS2-1, 3-ESS2-2, and 3-ESS3-1 requirements for third-grade science proficiency.
Students who demonstrate understanding can:
3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.
3-ESS2-2. Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
3-ESS3-1. Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.