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This is a short, printable book about hurricanes for fluent readers. It includes: what they are, how they form, hurricane structure, classification, tracking and forecasting, preparing for a storm, landfall, storm surges, the end of the storm, and a short quiz.
- Cover page and an introduction to hurricanes.
- Read how and why hurricanes are named. Find out how these powerful storms form in warm ocean waters.
- Examine the structure of a storm, including the eye, eyewall, rainbands, and the counterclockwise rotation. See how hurricanes are classified using the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, a scale based on wind speed.
- Learn about storm tracking. Find out what to do to prepare for a hurricane.
- Read about the dangers of a hurricane’s storm surge after landfall. Find out why a storm dies down after going over land.
Quiz answers: 1. counterclockwise 2. low air pressure 3. tropical storm 4. hurricane 5. storm surge.
For the Teacher:
There are 2 ways to use this book!
Read it online using the interactive viewer on this page.
Print the PDF to make a short book for young readers. Make sure the pages are in the right order. Staple the pages together at the left of the page, then read the book, and optionally color the pages.