Hurricane Katrina: A Teachable Moment

Bertrand, Peggy
October 2009
Science Teacher;Oct2009, Vol. 76 Issue 7, p30
Academic Journal
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.


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