Storm Trackers: Tropical Storms Around the World

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, students will identify the regions where tropical storms occur and the conditions that can result in a tropical storm. Students will also practice using the cross-product method to solve proportions of speed of tropical storms to estimate the time it will hit a specified location, the distance it will travel, or its rate of travel.
Gretchen Loken
Grade Range: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
5: That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity
15: How physical systems affect human systems
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future