In anticipation of the buzz surrounding hurricane Irene, I'm listing some links that might come in handy when discussing this phenomenon with your kids.
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-hurricane.htm - Probably the best all around information site I found geared toward elementary - middle school.
http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/hurricane-profile/ - a quick explanation of a hurricane with some links at the bottom for more information. Love the picture!
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml - The National Weather Service National Hurricane Center. Tons of information here. Go toward the bottom of the page and you can print off some forms and track the hurricane yourself.
http://www.fema.gov/ - How would you prepare for a disaster like a hurricane? FEMA has some helpful information on their site.
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/hurricane.cfm - Discovery Education's lesson plan on hurricanes for grades 6-8.
Keep safe, everyone!
Have a great weekend,