Mid-Latitude Cyclones and Climate Change

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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 investigate projections for the future.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals conduct a web quest on major tornadoes in the past few years
Classroom Considerations

  • Provide copies of the presentation to learners
  • Lesson builds on previous knowledge on weather and climate
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Includes a few quiz questions to use after the lesson and activity
  • Provides a PowerPoint presentation to use in class
Cons

  • Shows the outdated Fujita scale rather than the Enhanced Fujita scale currently in use