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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 in-class activity or a remote learning assignment.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Challenge pupils to create a disaster supply kit for their family
  • Have individuals research the details of specific historical tornadoes
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a basic understanding of weather fronts
Pros
  • Uses diagrams and illustrations to highlight key information
  • Emphasizes important scientific vocabulary
Cons
  • None
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