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"Sejal N. Brahmbhatt" <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:49:06 -0400
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Hello Goodafternoon,

I am Sejal Brahmbhatt, Coach for FLL Team #8093 The 4 Musketeers - Nature's 
Fury season.

The 4 Musketeers team and their two Coach- Sejal Brahmbhatt and Nikhil 
Brahmbhatt would like to invite teams to participate in a Live-Simulation e-
mission called Hurricane Alert with their team! Stretch your research and 
learning and get a glimpse of real life situation- We are going to recreate a 
Hurricane scenario.

What : e-mission called Hurricane Alert!
Activity type: Non-profit
Where: Glen Allen Library
When: November 23 2013 from 10:30am - 12:00noon
Fees : $10-15 per child (Maximum team members can be 7 per team, other 
team members can join in with other participating team with less members, 
supplies fee included)
Requirement: Participant should be in grade 6 - 8 (middleschool) , Read the 
pre-lesson material provided about 10 pages before the e-mission and a laptop 
with webcam and skype facility ( one laptop required for a team of 7, team can 
be as small as 5kids)
Contact person: Sejal Brahmbhatt
Contact email: [log in to unmask]
RSVP: by November 12 2013
First come first serve

There will be maximum 6 teams and we have few teams available already, only 
couple spots are available,Please find more details below. 

Goodluck to all Division I and Division II teams for Nature's Fury Season. Have 

Sejal Brahmbhatt
Nikhil Brahmbhatt
Coach - The 4 Musketeers
FLL Division I team #7125- Food Factor
FLL Division II team # 14046 -Senior Solutions
FLL Division II team # 8093 - Nature's Fury
 e-Mission Hurricane Alert Briefing

Mission Priorities

Analyze tropical storm data to track movement, categorize intensity, and 
report on possible severe weather consequences.
Construct Cones of Uncertainty to better predict storm paths.
Issue storm and hurricane watches and warnings as needed.
Calculate directional speed, estimated times of arrival, and determine 
breakpoint areas.
Issue evacuation recommendations as needed to protect lives.
Mission Directives

Prepare for Hurricane Alert! team tasks using the pre-mission preparation 
Recruit students for specialty meteorological positions within each storm 
prediction team.
Practice skills necessary for mission tasks.
In your Hurricane Alert! simulation your students will serve as meteorology and 
hurricane experts and participate in a unique learning experience. Linked via the 
Internet with the fictional NOAA National Hurricane Center at the Challenger 
Learning Center®, they will take part in a simulated e-Mission™, confronting 
real-life storm emergency events.

Challenger Learning Center seeks to partner with teachers and their students 
who serve as severe weather response teams. Students learn new science 
skills and explore storms and hurricanes as they never have before. They must 
work as a team to successfully track the tropical storms that may intensify to 
hurricane strength, analyze data to predict possible landfall, calculate 
estimated times of arrival, and issue storm and hurricane watches and 

Students begin by selecting job specifications within the storm prediction unit. 
In following classes they learn about hurricanes, plot latitude and longitude 
coordinates, calculate ETAs, and distances to selected breakpoint areas. They 
analyze practice data and learn how to apply their skills to an emergency 
situation. Their preparation leads to the culminating event—Mission Day.


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