Heavy Weather

Heavy Weather Research Project: 7 days

      • Select one of the following listed topics and build a PowerPoint Presentation following the project guidelines set out to get full credit for your project.
      • Your project should be a minimum opf 15 slides; including your title slide.
      • All sources that you used for information from the internet need to be listed on your last slide with links to the websites you pulled the information from.
      • Choose one topic from the following list of topics to do your project on:

        • The Perfect Storm: Nor'easter Halloween Storm of 1991
        • What Causes Hurricanes?
        • Hurricane Katrina and the Flooding of New Orleans
        • Tornadoes and Twisters
        • Lightning and Thunderstorms: electrical phenomena in the atmosphere
        • Blizzard of 78
        • Other topics must be approved by the teacher in advance of starting the project

         

      • Project Templet: use this templet to guide you in the creation of your project.
          • Title slide
          • Introduce your topic: what is your topic about?
          • If a specific event: when did this event occur? (Katrina, Perfect Storm, Blizzard 78)
          • If a general event (tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms); what time of year do these generally happen?
          • In detailed steps: what events led (or lead) to the formation of the severe weather occurance you are discussing?
          • What was the aftermath of this event: what type of damage occured?
          • Could this event have been predicted better? What warning signs were ignored that should have been taken seriously?
          • What steps have been taken to predict this type of severe weather event and to minimize damage and loss of life should it occur again?