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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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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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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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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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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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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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Team Up on the Weather

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
There's a little bit about every aspect of weather in this trivia game. The lesson resource provides 36 questions and answers pertaining to four different topics related to weather: effects, science, technology, and statistics. Groups...
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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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Right Triangle Applications: Lesson 3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Find the connection between trigonometry and tornadoes. Pairs investigate a tornado in Joplin, Mo., and use trigonometry to find its size. The pupils determine the path of the tornado and find the distance needed to travel to help...
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Danger! – An Analysis of the Death Toll of Natural Disasters

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Decipher the danger of natural disasters. Using researched data, scholars work in groups to create data displays on the number of deaths from different types of natural disasters. They share their graphical representations with the class...
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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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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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Mid-Latitude Cyclones and Climate Change

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Is it likely that in the future there will be more tornadoes per year? The last installment of a four-part module looks at mid-latitude cyclones such as tornadoes and blizzards. Scholars research historical data on these storms and then...
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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 worksheet 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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Tools to Study Tornadoes and Galaxies

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Take your class on an intergalactic journey as they explore the galaxy and various meteorological events taking place in our atmosphere each day. Learners investigate electromagnetic waves and the Doppler Effect before gathering radar...
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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...