# ALEX Learning Activity

## Hurricane Tracking Activity

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

This learning activity provided by:
 Author: Virginia Hall System: Mobile County School: Mary G Montgomery High School
General Activity Information
 Activity ID: 1877 Title: Hurricane Tracking Activity Digital Tool/Resource: Padlet with Earth and Space Activities Web Address – URL: https://padlet.com/vhall6/earthspacescienceactivities Overview: This activity utilizes maps and other visualizations to analyze past NOAA hurricane data.  It incorporates graphing wind speed and pressure to note the correlation between the two. Finally, it will show the relationship between hurricane category and damage.  This activity results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Mathematics MA2015 (2016) Grade: 9-12 Algebra I 4 ) Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multistep problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays. [N-Q1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: M.AAS.Q.HS.4- Using real world models, express quantities of measurement to the given precision. (limited to measurements of length (inch, 1/2 inch, 1/4 inch), weight (pounds, kilograms (tenth of a unit), volume (cup, 1/2 cup, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, liter), temperature (degree), velocity (mph, kmph). Literacy Standards (6-12) LIT2010 (2010) Grade: 9-10 Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 7 ) Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words. Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 9-12 Earth and Space Science 15 ) Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to verify that weather (e.g., temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, dew point, adiabatic cooling, condensation, precipitation, winds, ocean currents, barometric pressure, wind velocity) is influenced by energy transfer within and among the atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere. a. Analyze patterns in weather data to predict various systems, including fronts and severe storms. b. Use maps and other visualizations to analyze large data sets that illustrate the frequency, magnitude, and resulting damage from severe weather events in order to predict the likelihood and severity of future events. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.ESS.HS.15- Identify weather conditions, including temperature, wind speed, humidity, and severe weather events (e.g., tornadoes, hurricanes, floods).
Learning Objectives:

The student will be able to collect data on 3 past hurricanes and plot their track on a hurricane tracking chart.

The student will be able to graph wind speed vs pressure of the 3 past hurricanes to visually note the pattern that emerges.

The student will be able to explain the relationship between hurricane category and damage that occurs.

The student will be able to relate conditions that might be predictors for future hurricane events.

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