Monday, July 21, 2008

Track Hurricanes With Your Students

Autumn in North America brings hurricane season and "back to school" season. Just in time for hurricane season and the start of school, Tropical Atlantic has created a series of Google Earth files for hurricane tracking. If you're looking for files and information about tracking other storms, visit the collection featured on the Google Earth Blog.

Applications for Education
Using Google Earth to look at the path of hurricanes and other storms is one way to bring current news into the science classroom. The start of school coincides with hurricane season which presents teachers with a great opportunity to introduce students to the workings of Google Earth while teaching lessons about hurricanes and tropical storms.