Monday, September 7, 2009

Hurricanes


As part of our Nim Study we've been looking at weather and the other day specifically hurricanes. Here are a few links I'd like to share.

Many are from the site Weather Kidz which is a really nice resource. We used the tracking maps to plot the movements of two hurricanes this week.

Hurricane Tracking Map

Weather Kidz

Hurricanes

Create a Cane Game
allows the kids to create conditions conducive to making a hurricane

I also incorporated hurricanes into the Daily Quest this past week by having the kids investigate hurricanes in general and then Hurricane Agnes the next day. That was an interesting Quest to put together.

I'm trying to get all my thoughts together on the rest of our unit study with Nim's Island. It actually started with the Live Class through CurrClick so I need to revisit those weekly videos and see what else is in store there. I also need to choose and end date for this study. Ever had a study like that? There doesn't seem to be an end? Sometimes it's like that with summer studies. Stay tuned for more Nim.

2 comments:

deleise said...

oooooo....we've never done hurricanes...hmmmmm

The Unsell Family said...

I love that create a cane game! Thanks or sharing Heather!