What is a Tornado?

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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Look up and point to Tornado Alley on the US map. Hold a discussion with older learners as to why this area might be so prone to tornadoes
  • Preview the video and create a worksheet that viewers have to complete as they watch
Classroom Considerations

  • The 23rd of 26 Earth science videos
  • Best suited for a study of severe weather and other types of weather
Pros

  • Adds visual aide with real-life pictures 
Cons

  • Speaker talks too quickly
Common Core