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145 resources with the concept tornadoes

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Disaster Preparedness Activity Book

For Students K - 5th Standards
Join the American Red Cross as well as Mickey and friends as they help to prepare young scholars for natural disasters. After reading brief informational passages about earthquakes, floods, fires, storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes,...
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Study Jams! Severe Storms

For Students 4th - 8th
Tornadoes and hurricanes and blizzards, oh my! Severe storms are always occurring somewhere on the planet. By reading through these slides, learners discover the characteristics of each type. Have them do this as homework and then take...
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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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What on Earth is Spin?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
If your head is spinning when you consider teaching the action of spinning, this video is sure to settle things. First, the motion is defined and described. The conservation of angular momentum, the Coriolis effect, and the air pressure...
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Hurricane and Weather Power Points

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Providing a wealth of information about hurricanes, tornadoes, and other types of weather-related events, this resource could be used in the classroom in a variety of ways. A teacher could use the PowerPoints listed as a way to introduce...
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Got Slope?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Go around and around with slope. The class investigates tornadoes by watching videos, building a homemade tornado, and performing research on the Storm Prediction Center website. Groups gather data and create scatter plots for twisters...
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STEM Design Challenges Based on Children's Literature

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Children's literature contains a treasure trove of engineering activities. A STEM curriculum resource highlights some possible lessons based on children's literature. It includes instructions on how to incorporate literacy for a set of...
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Narrative STEM Lessons

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Read on if engineering interests you. Instructors peruse a set of narrative STEM lessons for grades K-6. All activities are based on reading a children's book and then solving a problem using the engineering design process.
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STEM Narrative Curriculum Design Challenges

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Picture books provide great learning opportunities for STEM. A curriculum resource document gives several lessons in each grade level for K-6. The activities have learners read a book before applying the engineering design process to...
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Can it Really Rain Fish and Frogs?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
You've heard of it raining cats and dogs ... but what about fish and frogs? It turns out, one scenario is much more likely than the other! Intrepid weather investigators examine the curious behavior of waterspouts using a leaf blower,...
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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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Twister Touchdown

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Test scholars' reading comprehension skills with a tornado-themed instructional activity in which learners read an informational passage and answer five questions—four multiple choice, one short answer. 
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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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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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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

For Students K - 2nd Standards
There's no doubt the city described in the story, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett, has incredible weather, but looking at the town as a whole, how does it compare to a real-life town? Listen carefully and view the...
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Severe Weather

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What makes severe weather so severe? Very different from regular weather, severe weather is more dangerous and "puts people at risk." This is the focus of a video that explains how severe weather interacts with the biosphere and geosphere.
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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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When Storms Spin Out of Control

For Students 6th - 8th
Take a look at tornadoes with an article and related questions. Questions for before, during, and after reading are provided, along with some information on reading texts with titles and subtitles as well as a list of additional writing...
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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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Tornado

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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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 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,...
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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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Weather

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders hear the book "Tornadoes" by Peter Murray, they use a hot list to research information on tornadoes. Then they create a group PowerPoint on the information they have gained on their research. They share these PowerPoint...
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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.