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Hurricane Ian was one of the most powerful storms in the history of Florida. It could be a signal of increasing storm intensities as the planet continues to get warmer. This powerful storm has connections to science, geography, politics, and more.
Here are some resources to teach about Hurricane Ian and Hurricanes in general.
- Here's a lesson plan from the New York Times where students will focus on how Hurricane Ian affected people and communities, what is a hurricane, and whether or not hurricanes are getting stronger.
- This CNN10 video has video footage of the devastation. It was well done. It certainly captured the attention of my 8th graders
Hurricane Teaching Resources
- National Energy Education Development (NEED) - Hurricane Resource Teaching Page
- PBS Learning Media - Seasonal Science: Hurricane
- National Science Teachers Association - Current Science Classroom - Hurricane Season
- Teach Engineering - Students learn how a hurricane is formed, how flooding is prevented, what a levee is, and where it might be used.
- Hurricane Science Experiment