Primary (Pre-K – Grade 3)
Keep Your Eye on the Storm Learn about hurricanes, how they’re categorized and named, and make a poster about hurricane safety. Well-organized theme unit
Hurricane Theme Unit Ten lesson unit for grade 2, including handouts, worksheets and activity pages
Junior (Grade 4-Grade 6)
Tracking a Hurricane Observation, assessment, reporting on the path of a hurricane. Science and Language Arts objectives addressed
Hurricanes and Tornadoes Three lesson unit on tropical storms and hurricanes
Hurricane Teaching Theme from Teachnology.net includes worksheets, resources, lesson plans and more
Intermediate (Grade 7-Grade 9)
Hurricane Tracking Math Lesson plan using hurricanes throughout history, with theme tie-ins to language arts, social studies, science and technology education. Includes printable activity booklets for use with lesson. From NOAA/OAR
Events Based Learning Theme unit based on Hurricane Andrew
Lesson Plans Individual lesson plans (1-3 lessons long) for studying hurricanes
Handle A Hurricane Excellent lesson plan from Weathereye. A roleplaying simulation – students take on the role of a mayor facing a hurricane and the decisions to evacuate or stay put. Teachers must register for answer key – registration is free.
Name That Storm! Suggested research project and some extension activities about hurricane naming conventions. Bare bones, but interesting exercise suggestions
Hurricane Field Trip A virtual field trip that visits an organized ‘tour’ of excellent web resources about hurricanes for students. Suitable for grades 6 – 8
Hurricane Unit and Tutorial Two part unit includes self-paced tutorial with web resources, plus worksheets, math worksheets, unit project and resources
Senior (Grade 10-Grade 12)
Nova Hurricane Lessons On January 25, 2005, the PBS science series Nova aired an episode that focused on the dangers faced by New Orleans if hit by a hurricane. View the episode and take advantage of classroom activities developed for classrooms both before and after Hurricane Katrina.
Counting on Hurricanes Math lesson on prediction and statistics in tracking hurricanes. Includes tie-ins to all other subject areas. Specifically designed around Hurricane Floyd, but can be adapted to focus on more recent hurricane statistics.
Building Hurricane Proof Houses A fun Red Cross activity for high school students. Learn how to hurricane proof a house – then build one to withstand a leaf blower hurricane.
Canadian Hurricane Centre kids pages. Excellent resource for learning about hurricanes
Weather Resources for weather projects and lessons
Hurricane Guide from the University of Illinois WW2010 web site. Excellent resource for information and research
Hurricane Science Excellent site for research written at grades 3-6 level. Teacher resources section undeveloped, but student sections offer great information and some activities