Joaquin Wreaks Havoc

WEATHER The hurricane currently battering the Bahamas exploded in intensity two days before forecasters predicted. (Nat Geo News) See what makes hurricanes tick by making one yourself—with our Forces of Nature interactive! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map and our Educator of the Week’s guidance on teaching about natural hazards. Discussion Ideas According to Nat Geo … Continue reading Joaquin Wreaks Havoc

Forecasting ‘The Longest Day’

WORLD Why was the Normandy invasion so successful? According to Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower, “Because we had better meteorologists than the Germans!” (USA Today) Use our resources to remember D-Day. Discussion Ideas According to the USA Today article, D-Day was delayed a day due to “heavy seas, high winds, and thick cloud cover.” Why would each of these weather patterns deter the invasion? Read … Continue reading Forecasting ‘The Longest Day’