RESEARCH TOPIC:

Use the following table to generate questions about the topic that you chose. Use the W questions to help!


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Question:
1
How long can a hurricane spread?
2
How many Hurricanes happen each year in the world?
3
What is the meaning of a hurricane?
4
How do you survive a hurricane?
5
How are hurricanes caused?

You MUST find the answers to these questions:
A. How does my natural disaster occur?
B. How does my natural disaster affect people?
C. How does my natural disaster affect the environment?
D. Can anything be done to help lessen the dangers of my natural disaster?
Make a list of KEY WORDS that will help you search for information.
keyword 1
keyword 2
keyword 3
keyword 4
keyword 5
keyword 6
keyword 7
keyword 8








Use the following heirarchy to help you focus your search:
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Use the following graphic organizers to help you organize your thoughts, information, etc.

Be CAREFUL when you summarize what you have read in a resource. Beware of...
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Learn more about plagiarism here: http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/plagiarism.html

Magazine

Website:

Book Title, Author, Publisher, City, copyright date.

Information Learned

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Question 1
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How long can a hurricane spread?
Source:
Weatehr Wiz Kid

Site:
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-hurricane.htm

Info Found
A hurricane is a huge storm! It can be up to 600 miles across and have strong winds spiraling inward and upward at speeds of 75 to 200 mph.

Info in my own Words:
A hurrican is a HUGE storm, It can spread 600 miles and a spead of 75 to 200 mph.

Question 2

What was the maximum # of houses ruined in a Hurricane?

Source:
Website

Site:
http://www.hurricane-facts.com/Hurricane-Katrina-Facts.php

Info Found
Hurricane Katrina was the most costly hurricane in history. It flooded 80 percent of New Orleans and destroyed more than 100,000 homes.

In my own words
Hurricane Katrina is the most costly in history. 80 persent of New Orlans was flooded and 100,000 or over were destroyed.

Question 3
What is the meaning of a hurricane?

Source:
Hurricane facts

Site:
http://www.hurricane-facts.com/Interesting-Hurricane-Facts.php

Info Found
The word hurricane comes from the Taino Native American word, hurucane, meaning evil spirit of the wind.

In my own Words:
Hurrican means an evel spirit of the wind.

Question 4
How do you survive a hurricane?

Source:
Interesting hurricane facts

Site:
http://www.hurricane-facts.com/How-To-Survive-A-Hurricane.php

Info Found
Expect to stay bunkered down from a couple of hours to 12 hours during a large slowing moving hurricane. Here are some tips on hurricane survival.
When Winds reach 40 MPH, follow these instructions:
NEVER use candles or have any open flame while the wind is blowing.
Stay away from unprotected windows. Don't give into temptation to see what's happening through it.

In my own Words
You should be expected to be bunkered down for about 12 hours.
There are some tips to survive a hurricane
NEVER use candles or have any open flame while in one. Stay away from windows and door's or anything that is glass.

Question 5
How many hurricanes happen each year in the US?

Source:
Hurricane facts

Site:
http://www.hurricane-facts.com/Hurricane-Scale.php

Info Found:
Around 1 to 3 hurricanes hit the USA a year, but sometimes it can be up to 6.

In my own Words
Each year in the US the amount of hurricanes that strike are either 1 to 3 and sometimes 6.

Teacher Question A
How does my natural disaster occur?

Source:
Book

Site:

Info Found
Ocean waterat a temperature at or above 80f
air up to (3 miles from the surface of the earth) filled wiht moistere
winds moving in the same direction and at the same speed many miles above the earth.

In my own WordsThe ocean water has to be at least 80 degrees farenhight. Filled with moistuere.
Winds have to be the same direction and speed above the earth.


Teacher Question B
How does my natural disaster affect people?

Source:
Book

Site:
Wiked Weather

Info Found
From the mid 1800s to hurricane Katrina in 2005, hurricanes have killed more then 21,000 Americans. And that's a Conservative estimate.
And a lot of houses have been knocked down.

In my own Words
From the 1800s to 2005 hurricanes have killed at least 21,000 people have been killed!! Also a lot of houses have been destroyed. That is conservative estimate.

Teacher Question C
How does my natural disaster affect the environment?

Source:
Brain

Site:

Info Found

In my own Words
A hurricane affects the environment by Knocking down trees so the birds and other animals don't have there home. By washing away beaches so the ruin homes for animals and washing away homes in the ocean. Another way they do is ruining gardens and food for people and other living things to eat.

Teacher Question D
Can anything be done to help lessen the dangers of my natural disaster?

Source:
Brain

Site:

Info Found

In my own Words
You could board up the windows in your house so the glass doesn't break. keep an emergency kit in the hiding place. Don't go near any windows or things that lead outside. If you have a garden keep a little shed around it. Make sure your animals or creatures you have put in a cage or something safe.


Now that you have completed your RESEARCH and you have all the data you need, you are ready to begin WRITING about what you learned! Click here for tips about writing a RESEARCH paper: Tips for Writing Essays Use the following graphic organizer to help you write your paragraphs:
Introductory Paragraph
  • Thesis Statement/ Main Ideas --tells your reader what is IMPORTANT for them to know about the topic
  • Explains how you feel about the topic
  • Makes your reader curious so s/he wants to keep reading!

Supporting Paragraph 1
  • Explains the first main idea
  • Details and examples

Supporting Paragraph 2
  • Explains the second main idea
  • Details and examples

Supporting Paragraph 3
  • Explains the third main idea
  • Details and examples

Concluding Paragraph
  • Restates what you wanted the reader to learn about the topic


Evaluation:



1. Did I find all of the information that I needed?



2. Did I use a variety of resources?
3. Did I triangulate my data?



4. Did I follow the writing process to complete my essay?



5. Did I consider the 6 + 1 Traits when I was writing?



6. What was something that I did really well?



7. What is something I could improve upon for next time?