Hurricanes

With heavy rain and winds that can exceed 200 kilometers per hour, hurricanes are among nature’s most frightening events. But don’t worry about getting blown away--in this BrainPOP movie on hurricanes, Tim and Moby will tell you everything you need to know about these fearsome storms. You’ll learn how swirling winds over the ocean can form tropical cyclones, and how meteorologists classify and track these low-pressure systems. You’ll find out why hurricanes can be so destructive when they hit land. And finally, you’ll discover the difference between a hurricane watch and a hurricane warning, and the steps you and your family should take if a hurricane is moving toward your area.

Natural Disasters Lesson Plan: Making Historical and Global Connections

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to demonstrate an understanding of local natural disasters from historical, scientific and human impact perspectives. Students will communicate and collaborate with peers from different parts of the world to swap personal, natural disaster experiences. They’ll also create an innovative teaching product/method surrounding a natural disaster that impacts their area and deliver it to their virtual peers, who will reciprocate with products and discussions on natural disasters that impact them. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Natural Disasters Lesson Plan: Understanding Geologic and Weather Events

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to gain a basic understanding of geologic and weather related natural disasters. Students will research one type of natural disaster in depth and present their knowledge orally to peers in a clear, cohesive, and creative fashion. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Natural Disasters Lesson Plan: Cause and Effect

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to identify and explore various types of natural disasters. Students will explain whether natural disasters are weather-related or geology-related. Next, they’ll research a self-selected or teacher-selected natural disaster using BrainPOP resources, and complete a graphic organizer explaining the cause/effect relationships behind the selected disaster. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Science Fair Lesson Plan: Planning Projects with BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about planning projects when they create a science fair exhibit.  They will select their topic, explore the criteria for planning, and design a compelling and realistic experiment based on their topic. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »
Comments
  • Suzie Goodwin

    I think that the Science Fair Lesson Plan is an awesome Idea relating to Hurricanes and allows for hands on learning. This also works on the scientific thinking skills and methods. This would benefit elementary level especially since they are just learning these science skills.