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Tropical Twisters...Hurricanes

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An interactive presentation for third graders on hurricanes. Students will learn about hurricanes, their development, how to be safe, the difference between a watch and a warning, and have access to lot of fun activities or additional information. This can be used as a stand alone resource in a science lesson about natural disasters and safety.Objectives - Students will be able to: define two stages of hurricane development/formation, and describe ways to protect themselves during a... More
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Material Type: Drill and Practice
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: March 01, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 19, 2012
Submitter: Dessa Schurr
Keywords: elementary, hurricane, science


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Primary Audience: Grade School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
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Avatar for Neringa Tuyilingire
5 years ago

Neringa Tuyilingire (Staff)

I think you did a wonderful job on your StAIR! What a great resource for a 3rd grade science class. I liked the text-to-speech component of it (very well use of UDL principles). I liked the clear explanation of each slide, especially the quiz questions. Your StAIR project is very detailed. All the links and resources worked properly and all of them were very informative. The sound effects were fun and properly used. I liked all the pictures; it made your StAIR presentation interesting. I think you met instructional strategies really well.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 min

Avatar for Ruben Watson
5 years ago

Ruben Watson (Student)

Clear explanation of vocabulary and the origin of the word “Hurricane”. Great resources for access to more information about hurricanes. Great use of Engagement and means of Action & Expression based on the UDL principals.

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There is not much that needed to be added to this project. I was very impressed. I wouldn’t mind seeing a picture of the God “Hukrane” !!

Time spent reviewing site: 25 Minutes