TITLE

Hurricane Katrina: A Teachable Moment

AUTHOR(S)
Bertrand, Peggy
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Science Teacher;Oct2009, Vol. 76 Issue 7, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers suggestions for integrating the phenomena of hurricanes into teaching fluid mechanics in high school. It also provides recommendations for using information about hurricanes, particularly Katrina, in a physics class and various ways to modify standard physics problems. Main topics for teaching high school fluid mechanics such as pressure, buoyant force, fluid flow continuity and Bernoulli's equation are also outlined.
ACCESSION #
44524716

 

Related Articles

  • DO NOT BE AFRAID.  // New Orleans Magazine;Jun2006, Vol. 40 Issue 8, p26 

    Reflects on how Hurricane Katrina has changed images that the month of June in New Orleans, Louisiana conjures. Advice regarding the hysteria towards the 2006 hurricane season; Worst months of the hurricane season; Impact of the fear of hurricanes.

  • President's Message. Webre, Craig // Sheriff;Nov2007, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p4 

    The article presents the message of Craig Webre, President of National Sheriff's Association. He believes that there were comparisons made between the local, state and national response in 2005 which follows Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the response in Southern California. He claims that...

  • FLOODS and CYCLONES TWO MONTHS WHEN TIME STOOD STILL.  // Journal of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance &;Jun2011, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p11 

    The article offers information on Suncorp, the second largest insurance company for catastrophe insurance situated in Queensland. As mentioned, it specializes in providing relief for flood and cyclones affected areas. Information on various natural disasters are present including Hurricane...

  • Katrina-Sized Cyclone Phailin Headed for India. Liljas, Per // Time.com;10/11/2013, p1 

    The article discusses Cyclone Phailin as of October 2013, focusing on the cyclone's reported growth in comparison to Hurricane Katrina, as well as information on the cyclone's path through the Bay of Bengal and the potential damage that the storm's 250-kilometer-per-hour winds may cause in India.

  • Big Easy's Artists Seek New Stages. Armbrust, Roger // Back Stage;9/15/2005, Vol. 46 Issue 37, p1 

    This article focuses on the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the theatre community in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Actors' Equity Association, through its web site, is attempting to keep its members advised of the post-hurricane situation. It lists 18 affected theatres in Louisiana, eight in...

  • Impact of Satellite-Derived Rapid-Scan Wind Observations on Numerical Model Forecasts of Hurricane Katrina. Langland, Rolf H.; Velden, Christopher; Pauley, Patricia M.; Berger, Howard // Monthly Weather Review;May2009, Vol. 137 Issue 5, p1615 

    The impacts of special Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) rapid-scan (RS) wind observations on numerical model 24–120-h track forecasts of Hurricane Katrina are examined in a series of data assimilation and forecast experiments. The RS wind vectors are derived from...

  • Abandoned homes snag demolition processs. Penix, Matthew // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);7/3/2006, Vol. 26 Issue 52, p14 

    The article reports on the efforts exerted by the Office of Inspection and Code Enforcement to track down the owners of the abandoned homes at Jefferson Parish in Louisiana. The homes have been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and owners have either fled or have become casualties of the disaster....

  • Near-Inertial Wave Wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita over Mesoscale Oceanic Eddies. Jaimes, Benjamin; Shay, Lynn K. // Journal of Physical Oceanography;Jun2010, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p1320 

    Tropical cyclones (TCs) Katrina and Rita moved as major hurricanes over energetic geostrophic ocean features in the Gulf of Mexico. Increased and reduced oceanic mixed layer (OML) cooling was measured following the passage of both storms over cyclonic and anticyclonic geostrophic relative...

  • Meteorology: Are there trends in hurricane destruction? Pielke, Roger A. // Nature;12/22/2005, Vol. 438 Issue 7071, pE11 

    Arising from: K. Emanuel 436, 686–688 (2005); K. Emanuel reply.Since the record impact of Hurricane Katrina, attention has focused on understanding trends in hurricanes and their destructive potential. Emanuel reports a marked increase in the potential destructiveness of hurricanes based...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics