Tornado Teacher Resources
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New Review How Do Tornadoes Form?
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 in the formation of these destructive forces of nature.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Tasty Tornado Lesson Plan
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, water going down the drain, and a flushing toilet as they discuss how a tornado works.
K - 1st Science 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Design a Tornado-Proof Building
Young scholars design a tornado-proof building. In this inquiry-based lesson, students demonstrate their knowledge of tornadoes and the damage they can cause by trying to design a building that can withstand a tornado.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 116 Downloads
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 classroom as a demonstration tool, or give the handout to learners who want to earn extra credit at home.
1st - 7th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
How Do You Make A Tornado?
Students create a tornado in a bottle. In this climate and weather lesson, students review basic information about tornadoes and thunderstorms. Students make a tornado in a bottle and write about what they learned from the project. Students discuss the seasons, how meteorologists make accurate weather predictions and the destructive forces caused by a tornado.
4th - 5th Science 16 Views 49 Downloads
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, design one of these buildings and write a paragraph describing their design.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Tornado Georeferencing - Whipping Down the Plane
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 computer based.
9th - 11th Math 3 Views 28 Downloads
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. Lastly, they will evaluate some basic tornado safety procedures.
3rd - 5th Science 8 Views 35 Downloads
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 facilitate the completion of a story frame.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 62 Downloads
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 tornadoes in 2003.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 8 Views 55 Downloads
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 guiding your class through this book a breeze!
2nd - 5th Language Arts 13 Views 249 Downloads
Twister! What to Do in a Tornado
Where is "tornado alley," and what do you do in case a tornado comes your way? This lesson talks about tornadoes, where they are most common, and basic tornado safety. Although they most commonly occur up the middle of the United States, it's important for everyone to have a safety plan!
3rd - 6th Science 9 Views 75 Downloads