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Experiencing the Energy of Hurricane Force Winds

Three people in a hurricane room

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Students
Grade Levels: K-8
Year: 2002
Subjects: General Science

This video segment explores how hurricanes develop. The segment is part of the NASA SCIFiles program, which features the Tree House Detectives, a group of young students who work together to solve everyday problems. In this segment, the detectives visit a hurricane room at a science museum to experience a category one hurricane firsthand. The detectives learn that a hurricane's energy is a result of evaporating water and then that water condensing into raindrops.

Experiencing the Energy of Hurricane Force Winds
Duration: 2 minutes 50 seconds
> View QuickTime  [9MB]


Other video learning clips in this series:
Learning About Clouds and How They Are Formed
Air Pressure and Tropical Storms
Can the Size of Tropical Storms Be Predicted?
Hurricane Hunters: The Work of Weather Reconnaissance
Hurricane Andrew Survivors Describe Their Experience
Predicting the Probability of Tornadoes and Hurricanes
How Weather Data Is Collected
Dr. Textbook Explains the History of Hurricane Research
How Scientists Predict Hurricanes Today

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