In this lesson, students will use a simulation to collect data points through Hurricane Katrina, save the data in a spreadsheet and then analyze the data.
- Students will examine changes in barometric pressure during a hurricane.
- Students will examine the relationship between barometric pressure and distance from the eye of the hurricane.
- barometric pressure
- low pressure
- high pressure
About the Lesson
This lesson is a simulation of barometric pressure measured across different points in relation to Hurricane Katrina. This provides an opportunity for students to gather data and explore parts of a hurricane and how barometric pressure changes in relation to the hurricane.
As a result, students will:
- Measure the distance of the eye of Hurricane Katrina from the coast and measure the diameter of the hurricane.
- Collect data on barometric pressure across different points of an aerial view of Hurricane Katrina.
- Use collected data to classify Hurricane Katrina on the Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale.