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Hurricane Strike! Hurricane Science and Safety for Students
Entry ID: COMET_Hurricane_Strike
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Summary
Abstract: Designed primarily for middle school students and funded by FEMA and the NWS, this module creates a scenario to frame learning activities that focus on hurricane science and safety. Versions are also available for hearing, motor, and visually impaired students, as well as Spanish-speaking students.

Over the course of seven days, Hurricane Erin forms in the Atlantic Ocean, crosses the Florida peninsula, and then makes another landfall at Fort Walton Beach. During these days, the learner is introduced to many basic concepts of atmospheric science, climate, and geography, while also learning some important and possibly life-saving safety and preparedness skills. The module includes several interactive games and activities that address hurricane meteorology and hurricane safety.

Teachers and others who use the module for public education will find the "Information for Teachers" section particularly useful. This section provides information about all of the main learning objects in the module, as well as access to them as stand-alone activities. Links to numerous hurricane-related Web sites are also included, as are links to expert advice about helping children deal with trauma. Worksheets that test the learner's understanding of the module's content are provided in this section. Students access a different worksheet each day on the "printer" in the scenario's home office.

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: American Red Cross Homepage

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: The Weather Channel Homepage.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Homepage

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Homepage

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Information for Teachers
Service Citation
Title: Hurricane Strike! Hurricane Science and Safety for Students
Release_Date: 2002
Provider: COMET, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
URL: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_module.php?id=31
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Service Provider
Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Service Provider Personnel
Name: DR. TIM SPANGLER
Phone: 303-497-8473
Fax: 303-497-8491
Email: support at comet.ucar.edu
Email: spangler at comet.ucar.edu
Contact Address:
COMET Program
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2004-09-20
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-08-05
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