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Hurricane Webquest How to Fight Hurricanes (are you serious? ) Building large fans on the coast to blow away approaching storms. Coating the surface of the water with olive oil in order to prevent evaporation. Towing an iceberg down to Florida to cool down the water temperature in order to prevent evaporation. Pray them away. Use of a nuclear warhead to blow a hurricane out of the water. Flying a Boeing 747 into the monster storm, where it would hit it with tons of super absorbent powder, literally sucking it dry and breaking it apart. Call the movers.
Hurricanes �The Mac. Ivey family survives a terrible hurricane that moves up the coast of Florida. Hurricanes have been a part of Florida’s weather for thousands of years. �What are these massive storms? �How do they form? �Where are they most common? �How can we prepare for them?
Task: �You will conduct a webquest to become an expert on hurricanes. �Throughout the webquest, you will be asked to do certain on-line activities and answer questions about hurricanes. �Use the worksheet found on snapgrades (and given to you in class) to answer questions during your quest. �You will ONLY need to use the web sites given to you in this webquest Power. Point. �Have fun! �Due: February 24, 2011
Hurricane Video- Begin your webquest adventure by watching this short introductory video by National Geographic.
Basic Hurricane Information: Use the following website to answer the first 7 questions on your worksheet. �Weather Wizkids
Now that you know the conditions necessary for a hurricane to form, create your own hurricane following the directions on the website. Click on the hurricane warning sign below to go to the hurricane creator site. Print out the final page after you successfully create your hurricane. There’s a hurricane a comin’!!!
Be Prepared! Parent note: your child will have to enter their first name and school zip code to complete the assignment on the website below, but it is a safe site for kids. Your child may use a fictitious name if desired. In the event that a hurricane was coming, you and your family need to be prepared. Use the website in this page to create your own emergency preparedness kit. After you create your kit (virtually, on-line), print it out and attached it to your worksheet. Click on the sign to the left to hyperlink to the website. Be sure to only enter your first name, and use the school zip code: 32606
Hurricane Tracking Chart �During hurricane season, if a hurricane is predicted to visit us here in Gainesville, you can track the storm like professional meteorologists (smart science-people who study weather- you can be one some day!). �Click HERE to go to a website that will show you a tracking map (be sure to use the one for our ocean here in Florida- no, not the Gulf of Mexico- that’s not an ocean- the other HUGE body of water that surrounds our peninsula. �Print out the map and glue it into your composition book.
The Path of a Hurricane � Once a hurricane forms, how does a it decide which way to go? A. It rolls the dice. B. It does whatever it’s told to do by the smart weatherscience people (meterologists) C. It watches the TV 20 news. D. Wherever Priceline can get it the cheapest airfare. E. None of the above. If you are dying of curiosity, go to the next slide. Well, even if you are not dying of curiosity, go to the next slide anyway!
Hurricane Movement � If you answered E on the previous slide, you are correct! Now, go to this cool website to create high and low pressure areas, then find out how these areas of high and low pressure determine the track of a hurricane. Bet you didn’t know that air was this strong!!! Print out one of your hurricane paths and glue it into your composition book. Let’s play, where is the hyperlink for this website. Hint: it’s somewhere on this page. (yes, a hyperlink is designated by a hand)
That’s all!!!! Yes, I know you were simply “blown away” with this assignment! Hope you had fun. Be sure that all of your work is glued into your composition books… neatly… in order… turned in on time…blah, blah……
Sources used in this Web. Quest: �http: //www. weatherwizkids. com/weather- hurricane. htm �http: //www. weatherwizkids. com/hurricane-trackingcharts. htm �http: //www. nhc. noaa. gov/HAW 2/pdf/canelab. htm � http: //www. kidsgetaplan. com/ �http: //www. nhc. noaa. gov/HAW 2/english/kids/movnc ane. htm �Thanks to all of the cool awesome, smart people for creating these cool websites!