Storm Trackers: Tropical Storms Around the World

GeoSTEM
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will learn to identify the regions in which tropical storms occur, the characteristics/conditions of those regions which result in tropical storms, and practice using the cross product method to solve proportions of travel speed of tropical storms to estimate the time it will hit a specified location, the distance it will travel, or its rate of travel.
Author: 
Gretchen Loken
Grade Range: 
6-8
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
2: Places and Regions
3: Physical Systems
National Geography Standards: 
4: The physical and human characteristics of places