Here in Florida, we are no stranger to hurricanes. These powerful winds can cause some serious damage that we have unfortunately seen first hand. We have many friends whose homes were damaged with flooding after Hurricane Irma, and lots of damages by falling trees in Hurricane Matthew.
Hurricane season is an important season to prepare for here in Florida and other places that experience these dangerous disasters.
Having small children, hurricanes can be extremely scary, especially with all the media coverage and chatter that goes on when a hurricane is “in the box”. I have found that if my children are prepared, and are able to help with our preparation, and we are open and honest about what will happen, their fears are subsided and they aren’t as scared. We have prayed and sang ourselves through quite a few hurricanes, with the help of God and lots of junk food, we made it through!
If you are learning about natural disasters in your homeschool, or you live in a state that is prone to hurricanes, you will most likely want to teach your children about hurricanes. We have put together lots of resources to help you create your own unit studies on hurricanes.
Hurricane Science Worksheet – Education.com
Learn About Hurricanes Worksheet – Education.com
We have created a research journal to teach your kids how to research while learning about historic hurricanes:
This FREE Hurricanes Notebooking Research Journal will help your students research, record and learn about 41 historic hurricanes. They will record record the place of landfall of the hurricane, the category or intensity, the areas impacted, fatalities, and other facts about the impact of the historical storm.
Hurricane Websites and Information:
NOAA National Hurricane Center Atlantic and East Coast
NOAA Central Pacific Hurricane Center Central Pacific and Hawaii
Supplement your study of weather with our free downloadable weather and natural disaster related downloads.
These FREE science units include notebooking journals, research pages, weather copywork, weather and natural disaster terminology & more.
Books to read to learn more about hurricanes:
Hurricanes!Hurricanes: Geology and Weather If You Were a Kid Surviving a HurricaneThe Science of Hurricanes: Understanding Weather Just for Kids!The Magic School Bus Inside A HurricaneHurricane Watch (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!