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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tornadoes (Safeside)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers investigate and demonstrate the science behind the development of tornadoes.
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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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For Teachers 5th - 8th
This PowerPoint can be used to introduce mini meteorologists to this extreme weather phenomenon. The imperfections of this resource include a link to a tornado recording that does not work, blurry graphics depicting the steps of tornado...
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Scenario Challenge

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders play the role of a local newscast team. In this science lesson, 6th graders prepare a news segment on tornadoes. They write a reflection after the activity.
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Volunteering for Others

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students research the kind of volunteer options for teens in their area, using the Internet and calls to local agencies. Students conduct a simple survey in your school or ask volunteer organizations you contact to help you get in touch...
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Hurricane, Tornado, Tsunami?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the environment. For 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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Tornado In A Bottle

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students 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. Students connect the caps to the top of each other using glue. ...
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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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Survival Experts

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students 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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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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For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study the classification system of tornadoes.  In this tornado lesson students make their own tornadoes in different mediums.
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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 instructional activity, students review basic information about tornadoes and thunderstorms. Students make a tornado in a bottle and write about what they learned from...
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Tornadoes and Technology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the basics about how tornadoes are formed, and where and when they are most likely to occur. They study the current research on tornadoes and explore how scientists are trying to predict them.
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Discovering a Tornado

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore the virtual world of Second Life and investigate tornadoes. In this tornadoes lesson plan, students imagine they are in the place of the tornado and discuss what the aftermath of the tornado is.
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Wild Weather and the Water Cycle

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the water cycle and its relationship to weather around the world.  In this weather events lesson students study the water cycle and how it impacts weather.