Teachable moment: Hurricane Harvey

35 inches of rain and “catastrophic” storm-surge flooding is predicted following Hurricane Harvey’s landfall late Friday or early Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said. Along with the heavy rain, “life-threatening” storm surges, flooding and strong winds could leave much of South Texas “uninhabitable for weeks or months,” according to the National Weather Service.

As they follow the path of Hurricane Harvey, students can learn more with our Hurricane Motion Gizmo, where they use data from up to three weather stations to predict and understand the motion of a hurricane. Students can also learn more about weather with our Weather Maps and Coastal Winds and Clouds Gizmos.

Making connections that link current events to science curriculum helps students understand both what’s happening in the world, and the science behind such events much better.

Stay safe!