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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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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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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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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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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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Massive Tornado in Missouri

For Students 7th - 10th
The New York Times published an article on the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri in 2011. Learners read the article then answer each of the 11 who, what, when, where, and why questions. Hint: This article and ones like it link to a...
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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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Survival Experts

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars take on the role of survival experts as they research and produce brochures or guides to educate others about what to do in the event of a natural disaster.
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What are Natural Disasters?

For Teachers 1st - 4th
There are several types of natural disasters: quakes, floods, avalanches, and more. This slide show gives a brief explanation of each at an elementary-aged child's level. There are no frightening photos from actual natural disasters,...
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Weather Wonderings

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the various types of weather. They discuss the difference between tornado watches and tornado warnings. Students investigate the various types of clouds. They sketch and label the 8 different types of clouds. Students...
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Data Analysis

For Students 6th - 7th
In this data analysis worksheet, students solve and complete 1 map that includes reading data and coloring. First, they determine the average number of tornadoes in each state. Then, students use the outline map of the United States and...
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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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For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study the classification system of tornadoes.  For this tornado lesson students make their own tornadoes in different mediums.
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Hurricane, Tornado, Tsunami?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the environment. In this natural disasters study lesson, 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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Guided Reading: Night of the Twisters

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students summarize Night of the Twisters. In this guided reading lesson students read the book Night of the Twisters independently. Students discuss the story after reading and write a summary.
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For Teachers 6th - 8th
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,...
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Determining the Severity of Tornado

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders determine the severity of a tornado. In this tornado lesson, 3rd graders are introduced to the rating scale for tornadoes. They look at pictures of tornado damage and discuss the rating of severity. 
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How Do You Make A Tornado?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
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....
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Signs of the Wind

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners discover the properties of wind. They name as many wind words as they can. (breezy, windy, blustery, gust, tornado, hurricane, stormy, etc.) and use vocabulary, movement, and props to illustrate winter weather concepts such as...
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Tornado In A Bottle

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners 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. Learners connect the caps to the top of each other using glue. ...
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Tornado!: Types and Formation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss the different types of tornadoes and how they form. Working in groups, they record journal entries by conducting experiments with water bottles simulating vortex formation.
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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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For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the characteristics and types of tornadoes. They discuss how they are formed, conduct an experiment with two liter bottles, analyze data and determine mean and median, and design a house to withstand tornado-force winds