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Key Question: How does weather affect our lives

Today we are learning: To use satellite images to find out how hurricanes are formed To find out the characteristics of a hurricane I will be able to: -know some weather characteristics of a hurricane - understand how a hurricane changes conditions along its journey

Flying through a Hurricanes eye is like the half time show at a football game

Write down what you think this statement means?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip 6FXeDO1e8

Image: NASA -CC

You are now going to make your own 3-D hurricane!!! Follow thh instructions carefullyYou will needScissors Glue Pencil Colours Ruler

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Warm moist air ascending from the ocean.

The Eye Wall- precipitation and wind is greatest here.

Cooler drier air descending.

The Eye- the calmest part of the hurricane.

Warm moist air spirals in an anti-clockwise direction.

Tall cumulus clouds.

A Rain Band, produces bursts of heavy rainfall and wind.

Task 2:Hurricane Katrina- Where, Why and How


Mappin exercise: 1.On map one and using an Atlas, shade the United States. On the map of the United States, shade the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Make sure you label each of the shaded areas on your map. Your labels should be produced using a ruler.

2. Using the statements and map two, produce an annotated map to show the impacts of the disaster. Firstly, shade and label the states of shade the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Make sure the labels are geographically correct in terms of location. For those, statements that arent geographically specific, classify them within the wider impacts box. Look at the statements. Classify the statements according to the key on map two.

To think about....
Brainstorm discussion- The roles our environments play in the

lives and well being of humankind

Key Question: How does weather affect our lives

Today we are learning: The Effects of Hurricane Katrina on the environment To find out how the strength of hurricanes are measured I will be able to: Be aware of some of the major effects of Hurricanes Understand how the magnitude of a hurricane is measured. Understand and appreciate a range of consequences that result from natural disasters.

How do measure the strength of a hurricane?

Now ...you decide the strength...


Task 1 The Saffir-Simpson scale is used to measure the potential damage a hurricane may cause. Read the impacts and illustrate them in the boxes for each category of hurricane.

Put yourself in the victims shoes and plot your emotions


http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_42100 00/newsid_4214100/4214104.stm?bw=bb&mp= wm&news=1&nol_storyid=4214104&bbcws=1 Task 2: Watch the B.B.C. News Special about Hurricane Katrina. Every five minutes you will be asked to rate your emotion on the graph and make a brief comment. Join the points on your graph, with a ruler, throughout the exercise. Finally, calculate your average score.

Homework: Assessment
Extended writing task: Use you knowledge and understanding from what you have learned about hurricanes so far and write your response to the following: The roles our environments play in the lives and well being of

humankind- How did Hurricane Katrina affect the lives of people in New Orleans. You will be assessed on criteria B: Concepts