August 15, 2012: Mighty Hurricanes
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1. Draw a picture of the eye of a hurricane. Then paste newspaper words that describe hurricanes around the border of your picture.
2. In your newspaper, circle boys’ and girls’ names you would use if you named hurricanes. Try to use all the letters of the alphabet.
3. On a piece of paper, paste newspaper pictures/words of items that would help your family and would fit in a backpack if your family had to evacuate for several days.
4. How are these important to hurricanes: (a) eye, (b) wall, (c) wind shear and (d) storm surge?
5. Use the Internet to research how buildings are constructed to withstand hurricanes.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students understand changes in the Earth and sky. (Science: Earth and Space Science)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)