Hurricanes | Natural Disasters | Severe Weather



Looking for low to no prep resources to teach about hurricanes, natural disasters, or extreme weather? This resource includes everything you need for an engaging, informative study!

No science textbook? Not a problem with the included informational fact book and accompanying texts. Provide cross-curricular practice with the included skill pages and graphic organizers. Differentiate instruction with the included research activities. You will LOVE the ease of prep and variety of skills covered! INCLUDES BOTH A PRINT AND INTERACTIVE DIGITAL VERSION MADE FOR GOOGLE SLIDES.

Teaching about other natural disasters? Save money and purchase the big bundle here!



  • Google slides link to interactive digital version
  • Directions for use with Google slides
  • Vocabulary posters: 12 color posters including the words hurricane, eye, storm surge, tropical cyclone, evacuate, tropical storm, rainband, eyewall, tropical depression, category, typhoon, cyclone
  • Hurricane Video List: 2 Hurricane Video poster versions. One using links and one using QR codes. Teacher instruction page included for use.
  • Video Viewing Guide: Graphic Organizer to use while watching any of the Hurricane Videos
  • Hurricane Brainstorming Chart: Assess background knowledge using this “Hurricanes: are, can, have” chart
  • Hurricane Informational Reading Tab-book: Tab book includes 6 pages of informational text including hurricane facts, hurricane causes, how hurricanes are measured, hurricane safety, hurricane damage, and where hurricanes happen. Both a color and black/ white book versions are included.
  • Hurricane Vocabulary Chart: Chart includes an area for word, clues from the text, definition, and illustration.
  • Text-Based Questions: Text-based questions page included to use with the informational tab-book.
  • Hurricane Cause and Effect: Fill in the started Cause and Effect graphic organizer using the informational tab book
  • Parts of a Hurricane Poster: Informational poster with color, labeled diagram includes explanations of the parts of a hurricane including eye, eyewall, and rainband
  • Reading a Diagram: Students will use the cross-section of a hurricane diagram to answer questions.
  • Descriptive Writing: Students will use the graphic organizer to brainstorm what it would be like to be inside a hurricane. They will then write a descriptive paper about it.
  • Hurricane Categories Poster: Informational poster explaining the different categories of a hurricane. Includes category number, wind speeds, damage caused, and storm surge height.
  • Hurricane Categories Foldable: Make a fun foldable to record what you learned about each of the hurricane categories. Foldable includes cut-and-paste descriptions for each section of the foldable.
  • Hurricane Research: 12 of the worst hurricanes in history are listed for students to research. Students will choose a hurricane, research it, complete the graphic organizer, and write a summary of what they learned.
  • Hurricane Puzzle: Use the code to fill in the answers to some interesting hurricane facts.
  • What’s in a Name?: Informational passage about how hurricanes are named and what hurricanes are called around the world. Questions page and answer key included.
  • Hurricane Formation: Colored informational poster about how a hurricane is formed.
  • Hurricane Formation Sequencing: Cut-and-paste sequencing page on the formation of a hurricane. Great to use with or after reading the Hurricane Formation poster
  • Hurricane Coloring Notes: Coloring notes are graphic organizers meet coloring pages. Students love them!
  • Hurricane Project Choice Board: Extend students’ learning of hurricanes with a variety of hurricane project ideas! Have students choose a project, complete the project at home/ school/ for independent study, and then grade the project using the included rubric.
  • Hurricane Acrostic: Review what you learned about hurricanes by writing a hurricane acrostic poem.
  • Hurricane Daily 3-2-1: Have students fill out the Daily 3-2-1 as an exit slip to see what students learned and what they still have questions about.


Copyright@The Rocket Resource.

All rights reserved by author.

Permission to copy for single classroom use only.