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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.

Procedure:

  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