BrainPOP

Hurricanes

With heavy rain and winds that can exceed 200 kilometers per hour, hurricanes are among nature’s most frightening events. But don’t worry about getting blown away--in this BrainPOP movie on hurricanes, Tim and Moby will tell you everything you need to know about these fearsome storms. You’ll learn how swirling winds over the ocean can form tropical cyclones, and how meteorologists classify and track these low-pressure systems. You’ll find out why hurricanes can be so destructive when they hit land. And finally, you’ll discover the difference between a hurricane watch and a hurricane warning, and the steps you and your family should take if a hurricane is moving toward your area.

Watch the Science movie about Hurricanes »


What is a hurricane?

What are hurricanes made of?

How many hurricanes happen in a year?