Hurricanes for Kids : Clips and facts

Hurricanes Henriette and Felix off Central Ame...
Hurricanes Henriette and Felix off Central America. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With hurricane Sandy fresh in the United States, the following is some great info and short videos explaining the ‘what’, ‘why’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ etc of these ‘perfect storms…

From his vantage point high above the earth in...
From his vantage point high above the earth in the International Space Station, Astronaut Ed Lu captured this broad view of Hurricane Isabel. The image, ISS007-E-14750, was taken with a 50 mm lens on a digital camera. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-hurricane.htm Contains what a hurricane needs to form, stages of a hurricane, and safety tips.

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/forces-of-nature-kids/hurricanes-101-kids/ Find out how hurricanes can be so destructive.  National Geographic Kids. Tiger Get the Facts · Kids Home 

http://www.hurricanesforkids.org/ A hurricane is an intense, rotating oceanic weather system that possesses maximum sustained winds exceeding 119 km/hr (74 mph).

http://theweatherchannelkids.com/cool-clips/ How much can you learn about hurricanes in just 60 seconds? A whole lot!

 

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