Counting on the Havoc of Hurricanes: Comparing Statistics of Hurricane Floyd to Other Hurricanes

Katherine Schulten, Alison Zimbalist, Lorin Driggs, The New York Times Learning Network, The New York Times Learning Network, The Banks Street College of Education in New York City

In this lesson from the New York Times Learning Network, students define and classify the various ways in which numbers are used in forecasting and coping with the effects of a hurricane. This is followed up with an opportunity for research to compare and contrast these numbers as they apply to Hurricane Floyd and other recent hurricanes. There are also directions on how students can graph their findings.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Special Interest: Hazards
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Atmosphere, Human Dimensions/Resources
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:WeatherKeyword: hurricanes