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Buildings and a vehicle barely visible through a storm. Caption: A hurricane flexes its muscles with more than wind.

Hurricanes are nature's engines of death and destruction, the costliest natural disaster on earth. Explains how and where hurricanes formed; uses live footage to show the forces of wind, weather, and storm surge, and the damage they can do. Compares current information with historical knowledge and notes how forecasting has greatly improved. Explores how meteorologists work to understand and predict these brutal storms.

Media Details

Runtime: 25 minutes 49 seconds

Polar bear on all fours walking in the dark. Caption: It was the cold in fact that created polar bears.
Season 26 / Ep 8
29 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Title text reads, "Climates," against a blue background.
9 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Field with green foliage in the foreground and fields with round bales of hay in the background. Caption: The climate still impacts agriculture.
9 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 10
Glowing ball representing the sun with a globe representing the earth traveling in orbit around it. Examples of the different hemispheres experiencing opposite seasons in the background. Caption: A season is a division of the year
Shawn and Team
Episode 5
10 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: K - 2
Illustration of Earth. Midlatitude jet stream (cool) at the top of the globe and Subtropical jet stream (warm) close to the equator. Both move clockwise. Caption: it is a powerful band of winds known for bringing winter storms
Core Meteorology
Season 0 / Ep 1
28 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Map of the world with color highlighting areas of different climates. Caption: Next, Koppen's system defined what are called "macroclimates."
Core Meteorology
Season 0 / Ep 3
27 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Large puffy clouds across an open expanse of sky. Caption: (narrator) And from clouds, we get precipitation,
Core Meteorology
Season 0 / Ep 2
26 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Edge of a manhole cover with "No Dumping Drains to Bay" printed on the ground. Caption: That goes into storm drains and ends up in the Santa Ana River.
Curiosity Quest
Season 7 / Ep 10
25 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Curving river with unnaturally even banks winds through green fields. Caption: which is like a highway for water.
Curiosity Quest
Season 5 / Ep 7
25 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Three cartoon characters talking to a bird. Caption: Operation Save The Emperor is a go!
Season 7 / Ep 2
28 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8

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    Pamela M. (Fuquay Varina, NC)
    February 8th, 2017 at 07:49 AM

    Great resource!