Tornados

  • Exploratory Opener

    Make a Tornado in a Bottle
    Learn how to make a tornado in a bottle.

    Tornado tubes can also be purchased from craft stores.

    Observe how the tornado starts and how long it takes to disappear.  What can you do to make the tornado keep spinning? 

    How is what you have created related to an actual tornado?

    What makes this tornado easier to see?  What makes an actual tornado easier to see?

    Which direction is your tornado spinning? Can you make it spin the other direction? Do real tornadoes spin a certain direction? 

    Tornado in a Bottle

    Wind Map

  • eBooks

     

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    Spilsbury, Louise, and Richard Spilsbury. Terrifying Tornadoes. Chicago, IL: Heinemann Library, 2012. Web.

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    Aboff, Marcy. Tornadoes! Capstone Publishing, 2013. Web.

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    Challoner, Jack. Hurricane & Tornado. New York: Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2004. Web.

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    Armentrout, D. Tornadoes. Britannica Digital Learning. 2014.

  • Digital Resource Articles

     

    Tornadoes” Science. Capstone, PebbleGo 2017. Web. 20 Oct. 2018

      

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    "Tornado." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 11 Aug. 2018. Accessed 19 Oct. 2018.

     

    "Tornado." Britannica Escolar, Encyclopædia Britannica, 11 ago. 2018. Consultado el 19 oct. 2018.

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    Greenberg, Glenn. "Safe in the Storm." Scholastic News 3 (Vol.63, No.20), Apr. 2007, pp. 2+. SIRS Discoverer, 19 Oct. 2018.

     

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    "A New Twist." WR News Edition 4-6, Mar. 2012, pp. 4+. SIRS Discoverer, 19 Oct. 2018.

  • Videos

     

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    Weather Smart: Tornadoes Metstorm, 2001 . Full Video. Discovery Education. Web. 16 Oct.2018.

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    KnoWhat2Do. Tornado. Vimeo. Web. 15 Oct. 2018.

     

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    "Tornadoes" FWD Media. BrainPOP. Web. 15 Oct. 2018.

     

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    "Tornados" FWD Media. BrainPOP Espanol. Web. 15 Oct. 2018.

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  • Websites

     

    American Red Cross

    "Tornado Safety Tips." American Red Cross. 2018. Web. 19 oct. 2018.

     

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    "Weather Watch: Tornadoes." Scholastic.com | Online Activities: Weather Watch. Web. 19 Oct. 2018.

      

    Wicker, Crystal. "Tornadoes." Weather Wiz Kids: Weather Information for Kids. Web. 18 Oct. 2018.

     

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    "Tornadoes." National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Web. 12 Oct. 2017