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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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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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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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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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Twister! What to Do in a Tornado

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Where is "tornado alley," and what do you do in case a tornado comes your way? This instructional activity talks about tornadoes, where they are most common, and basic tornado safety. Although they most commonly occur up the middle of...
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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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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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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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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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Tornado!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars 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.  Young scholars research tornado proof...
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Tornadoes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This PowerPoint can be used to introduce mini meteorologists to this extreme weather phenomenon. The imperfections of this resource include a link to a tornado recording that does not work, blurry graphics depicting the steps of tornado...
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Tornadoes

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create a tornado tube and compose a safety brochure for tornadoes. In this tornadoes lesson plan, students also use maps to approximate tornado alley, review a cloud chart, and devise a plan for action if a tornado hits.
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Tornado Damage!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young scholars explore tornadoes, the damage they cause, and how to rate tornadoes. They will investigate the Fujita Damage Scale of tornado intensity, and use it to complete a mock engineering analysis of damage caused by a tornado....
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Tracking Tornadoes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore various topics about tornadoes, including where they occur most frequently, what kind of damage they cause, how they are predicted, and current scientific research.
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Tornadoes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the characteristics of a tornado. They practice using new vocabulary and participate in a question and answer session. They use the internet to gather more specific information.
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Tornado In A Bottle

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students are able to visualize a tornado usig a simple experiment. They are divided into small groups. Students drill a 3/8 inch hole in the center of each bottle cap. Students connect the caps to the top of each other using glue. ...
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Hurricane, Tornado, Tsunami?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the environment. In this natural disasters study activity, students discover what the difference is between a tsunami, a hurricane, and a tornado. They read their text as a class and in small groups and then complete some...

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