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Hurricane Hunters: Tracking Katrina and Rita

Activity Overview

In this activity students will use data collected on Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to study functions, predictions, and probability models. Students will track the two hurricanes to see how the paths of the hurricanes affected the Gulf Coast of the United States. Students will use list, graphs, and regression equations to investigate weather predictions.

Before the Activity

Review the Teacher instructions and Data Lists

During the Activity

Student worksheet

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary