Some resources for use in teaching about weather hazards at Key Stage 3
Hurricane Katrina 2004
Resource Description Download Contributor Formation of Hurricane Katrina Simple diagram explaining the formation of the Hurricane. 300 kb Word doc The impacts of Hurricane Katrina Mapping exercise considering the impact of Katrina. 500 kb Word doc Pop-up Hurricane Step by step PowerPoint to produce a pop-up hurricane. 1.18 mb ppt Pop-up Hurricane template As in the title. 700 kb pdf Hurricane Katrina emotion graph To be used with the B.B.C. news special. 149 kb Word doc PowerPoint slide. 128 kb ppt Tracking Hurricane Katrina PowerPoint presentation and two worksheets. Students track the progression of the hurricane over time, using the automated presentation. 400 kb zip Hurricane Penalty Shoot Out Flash-based game. External Link Srategies for reducing the impact of hurricanes Simple worksheet for use with the Stop Disasters game- my favourite of all Geography sims. 100 kb doc Strategies for reducing the impact of hurricanes Simple match-up activity. 70 kb doc Hurricane survival Kits Simple homework/cover activity, asking students to develop a survival kit poster. 110 kb doc Saffir-Simpson Scale Simple homework/cover activity, asking students to illustrate the impact of a hurricane according to their category. 31 kb doc Twenty question review Simple twenty question PowerPoint- also some weather and climate question thrown in. 1.1 mb ppt
Bangladesh Cyclone Sidr 2007
The following resources were produced in response to my visit to Bangladesh in October 2007.
Rationale and Formation of Hurricane Sidr
Introduction with rationale for studying the event. A PowerPoint with linked video and embedded animation explaining the formation of the cyclone and an overview of the impacts. Student worksheet about the formation of the cyclone.
Causes, impacts and responses to the Hurricane
A PowerPoint introducing the classification task. Student worksheet-classification task.
How quickly will Bangladesh recover?
A PowerPoint comparing development statistics of the U.K. and Bangladesh. Student response worksheet.
Students are asked to produce a PowerPoint storyboard about the cyclone for B.B.C. News 24. Task worksheet. Assessment criteria. Outline PowerPoint.
One file of all the resources, all in a neat zip file.
With thanks to Mary Cooch who has produced a set of hot potato activities based on my resources.
Many of the images are creative commons, some rights reserved or in the public domain, where necessary I have provided the individual web address. The video and animation remain the property of the B.B.C and are used under educational licence.