just saw a post and it reminded me that hurricane season is almost
here. Then that got me to thinking about maybe doing a unit over the
summer (trying to make it fun, yet educational). Does anyone have
anything like this? I will go do my searching (I am a search addict and
admit it). If I find something I will post it too.
Perhaps you could talk about how hurricanes form, how they are named in alphabetical order, when they are most likely to occur, the difference between hurricanes and tornadoes, the categories of hurricanes, maybe try to go to a weather station to talk to a meterologist (field trip + science). Try looking up educational Youtube videos about hurricanes and also Amazon has good children books on hurriances. See if you can find anything in the ancient past about hurriances-like myths and things like that.
If you don't find a suitable packaged unit, try contacting your local weather station, and search through local universities. The people at the FSU program were really nice years ago when I worked with them. Try here:
A hurricane unit is a fantastic idea! Please share what you find.