Analyzing a Hurricane: 101


In this activity, students will walk through a data analysis activity involving historical hurricane records and includes topics such as plotting, filtering, and basic statistics related to storms. Students will formulate questions about hurricanes and how climate change may impact them. Students will be able to modify the code to answer questions they may have on the behavior of hurricanes.
Depending on the background of the student group, this can be made more or less complex. For this reason, this activity can be geared towards generally for students from 6-12.

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Columbia Engineering

Columbia Engineering Outreach Programs aim to provide greater accessibility to academic and professional opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, especially for traditionally underrepresented local stakeholders. Through community engagement, we enhance the quality and reach of learning at all levels.

Our updated Inside Engineering program now brings Columbia Engineering lab content straight to you! These now are featured in the format of hands-on, engaging engineering design activities and lessons that you can do right in your own homes or classrooms.

The Engineering Speaks program now accommodates remote sessions that allow K-12 students to hear directly from engineers from Columbia University, through virtual panels, workshops, and seminars.



Math, Measurement & Data, Science


35 students, 1 chap. per 35 stu.


45 min.


School Based Program


6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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