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How Do Tornadoes Form?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Take your students on a storm chasing adventure from the safety of the classroom with this short video on tornadoes. From powerful thunderstorms to swirling twisters, this resource explains the necessary conditions and process involved...
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Tornado in a Bottle

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Studying the science of tornadoes? Make a tornado in a bottle to demonstrate how vortexes are formed in tornadoes. The activity should be used as a way to demonstrate what pupils already know about tornadoes. 
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Tornado Journal

For Students 4th - 6th
Is Tornado on your list of books to read with your class? If so, include this packet of worksheets to enrich the learning experience. This resource will elicit reader response, assist with prediction and character analysis, and...
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Inside the Tornado

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Scientists attempt to place a probe full of cameras and video cameras in the path of a tornado in order to get images and footage inside the storm. An excellent explanation of why most of the tornadoes which occur in the US happen in the...
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Tornadoes, Lightning in Rare Video

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A video from National Geographic features some scientists who chase storms of all kinds in the hope of gathering scientific information about them. Along with tornadoes, they also try to capture data on lightning storms and hail storms....
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Massive Tornado in Missouri

For Students 7th - 10th
The New York Times published an article on the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri in 2011. Learners read the article then answer each of the 11 who, what, when, where, and why questions. Hint: This article and ones like it link to a...
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Tornadoes in the United States

For Students 5th - 7th
Which state has the highest frequency of tornadoes? Use this chart and mapping activity to get your scholars discovering geographical trends as they analyze data and transfer it to a map. Learners practice creating a map to show the...
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Tornado in a Bottle

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students learn about the causes and properties of tornados. Students create a simulation of a tornado and observe its characteristics.
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Tornado Alley

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Looking for a presentation on tornadoes, and the area of our country known as "Tornado Alley?" Then, this presentation is for you! Students analyze data and answer questions related to the maps of Oklahoma and tracking data for...
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TE Activity: A Tornado in My State?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study data about tornadoes in the United States while completing a worksheet. They develop a bar graph showing the number of tornadoes for the top ten states in the US. They find the median and mode of the data set.
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Tasty Tornado Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
A tornado is a fascinating weather condition that can be very dangerous. Little ones will learn what they need to do to stay safe if a tornado hits, as well as explore the science of weather. The class will observe fruit in a blender,...
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Twistin’ Tornado

For Students 1st - 7th
Using two 2-liter bottles, create the classic tornado tube. Once constructed, water swirling as it moves from one bottle to the other, forms a vortex due to the difference in pressure. You could either make one of these to keep in the...
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Tornadoes Spinning Thunderstorms

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Tornado winds can reach more than 200 miles per hour. Learners explore wind speeds and more characteristics of tornadoes with an online lesson. They learn how tornadoes form and how scientists attempt to predict them. Can be used as an...
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What is a Tornado?

For Students K - 5th Standards
Did you know more than two-thirds of Earth's tornadoes occur in the united States? Watch a video that explains how tornadoes form due to fast moving warm and cold air, and the unpredictability and dangers of twisters.
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The Weather Channel Virtual Field Trip – Tornadoes

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Tornadoes are violent and destructive, yet most people are fascinated by them. Topics such as safety and emergency preparedness are covered, in addition to hands-on activities like making a tornado in a bottle and plotting/mapping...
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Tornado Georeferencing - Whipping Down the Plane

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Here's an introduction to georeferencing which uses a variety of polynominal equations to best align a nonspatially-registered dataset. High schoolers can explore and observe patterns of tornado touchdowns.  Note: this activity is...
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English Exercises: Listening about Tornadoes

For Students 5th - 7th
Engage visual and auditory students with a 4-minute video on tornadoes, paired with a comprehension note and activity guide. Learners watch the video and then fill in 15 pieces of information in a chart; determine if 12 statements are...
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The Scoop on Tornadoes

For Students 6th - 9th
Use an online interactive worksheet to guide your young scientists into the fascinating world of tornadoes! Links to weather articles from the National Weather Service and Planet Diary give clear explanations as well as visual depictions...
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Tornado on the Turnpike

For Teachers 6th - 8th
An amazing video which shows a tornado in Kansas going right over people who are taking shelter under a freeway overpass. The tornado literally goes right over them as the film crew takes video. The thunderous roar is terrifying!
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Tornadoes (Safeside)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate and demonstrate the science behind the development of tornadoes.
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For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Readers build text-analysis skills by working through read and respond activities for the book, Tornado by Betsy Byars. This detailed plan provides worksheets and supports for thorough skill development. Using this resource will make...
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Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning. . . Nature's Most Violent Storms

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods, and hail are just a few of the topics covered in a thorough weather preparedness guide. With descriptions of each weather phenomenon, from what causes them to how and when they occur to levels of...
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For Teachers 3rd
Third graders compare the parts of a real tornado with the parts of a tornado created in a demonstration, label "Tornado Alley" on their maps, and label the locations of famous tornado disasters on their maps.
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For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create tornado proof buildings.  In this weather lesson, students review tornadoes, discuss creation of tornado proof buildings, and learn about the Fujita Scale of Tornado Intensity.  Students research tornado proof buildings,...

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