This is a wonderful lesson plan about hurricanes. For the "Motivation" portion I would relate it to the Social Studies lesson about the Galveston Hurricane. The extension activity is an awesome lesson plan about tracking hurricanes. -A.R.
GALVESTON HURRICANE - the worst natural disaster in US history - 8,000 died from lack of a storm tracking system, and some way to warn people. Galveston, an island, was cut off from the mainland, trapping everyone.