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Horrific Hurricanes
Under Pressure!

Overview: This activity requires students to explore the concept of barometric pressure and collect related data on at least two different hurricanes.


  1. Research the concept of barometric pressure.
  2. Select at least two and no more than five hurricanes per class to research.
  3. Using appropriate print or electronic-based resources, determine each hurricane's:
    • Lowest official barometric pressure and the date recorded
    • Highest barometric pressure and the date recorded
    • Maximum intensity (i.e. Category 4)
  4. Use a word processor to record the above information.
  5. Submit the file to .
  6. The information will be compiled with others to create an online Hurricane Digest.


Updated 6/24/02