Hurricanes 4th-6th grade level

Hurricane Harvey Intensifies to Category 2 as It Roars Toward Texas - NBC News

Hello 4th-6th graders Hurricane Hunters!

Ever wonder why Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico get such huge damaging Hurricanes? Or how they form? Or why do Hurricanes produce so much wind and rain?

In this forecast, today you will be searching the sea web to find these answers about hurricanes just like if you were a storm chaser.

So put on your rain jackets and rain boots and click on Task to start your adventure. 



Alright explorers it is time to suit up and start exploring!

  • First make sure that you have your rain coats and boots on its going to be a wet and windy day!  In this journey you will need to work along with 4 other explorers to ensure the credibility.  As a group of 5, you will look for the answers to the main questions about hurricanes.  

  • Next you will work as a team to answer the questions to the best of your knowledge.  you will assign someone to write down all your answers in a sheet which you will turn in.  

  • Last you will have 5 minutes to talk to explorers in other groups to compare and contrast answers.  You can change answers but be careful just because it may seem as a good idea doesn't always mean it is right. 

Now click on the process button to find out how to carry out these tasks!






So, friends try to answer these 5 simple questions to learn more about Hurricanes. 

Would you like to be a Hurricane Hunter?


  • What is a Hurricane?


  • what is a storm surge?


  • When does Hurricane season start?


  • Who names Hurricanes?


  • Who are the "Hurricane Hunters"?

 click the following link to find out more about them. 

**This is a picture of Hurricane Harvey making landfall between Port Aransas and Port O'Connor, Texas, as a Category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph.Image result for hurricane harvey 




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Maybe you are familiar with Hurricane Harvey, but as you can see as soon as the hurricane makes landfall it loses strength and eventually becomes a Tropical storm, however, it doesn't make it less dangerous, as you probably experienced it with Harvey, it could cause a lot of damage as well.

Review with students what they have learned about hurricanes, particularly the ideas explaining how changes in the motion of hurricanes and other objects and phenomena are caused by forces. To begin this process is to have students readdress some of the basic questions they considered in the Introduction, Task and Process sections. Each student should be able to answer each question correctly.

Learners should be able to answer the 5 following questions correctly: 50/50 = 100

  • What is a Hurricane?                                    


  • what is a storm surge?                                    


  • When does Hurricane season start?               


  • Who names Hurricanes?                                


  • Who are the "Hurricane Hunters"?

                 Image result for hurricane

After heavy winds, rain, and storm surge, you should have been able to answer the questions provided.

I hope you all enjoyed this webquest and have a better understanding on how hurricanes are created.