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Tornados

by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschool resources about tornados

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Tornado in a Bottle  (Y,M,O,T)
How long does it take to empty a soda bottle full of water? You'll amaze your dinner guests and explore some of the scientific properties of air and water when you learn how to empty a full bottle of water in just a few seconds!

Internet Field Trip:Hurricanes and Tornadoes  (Y)
Includes resources written in Spanish and a field trip log. Grade 4

Wonders of Weather - Tornados  (M)
Tornado in a bottle and other hands on ideas for learning about Tornados.Grades 6-8

Tornado in a Bottle  (Y)
A watery twister that's actually a whirlpool! From Zoom - activities from the show!

How to make a tornado in a bottle  (M)
All Science Fair Projects. Middle school Grades 6-8

Vortex - Whirling water creates a tornado in a bottle.  (Y,M,O,T)
Water forms a spiraling, funnel-shaped vortex as it drains from a 2-liter soda bottle. From Exploratorium.

Make a Tornado  (Y,M,O,T)
From Weather Whiz Kids

Making a homemade tornado  (Y,M,O,T)
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab

Fujita scale  (Y,M,O,T)
an explanation of the scale used to rate the intensity of a tornado by examining the damage caused by the tornado after it has passed over a man-made structure.

Tornado and Severe Weather  (Y,M,O,T)
Look at current weather watch maps, learn about tornado chasers, find out about shelters, watch tornado videos, and more

All About Tornadoes  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Storm Prediction Center (SPC)

Tornado Quiz  (Y,M,O,T)
from Discovery Channel

What Causes a Tornado  (Y,M,O,T)
KidsStorm site with explanations of tornadoes and links to information about other natural disasters

Tornado Project Online  (Y,M,O,T)
Large site with general information as well as specific facts on recent and historical tornadoes

Tornado Emergency Preparedness & Response  (Y,M,O,T)
From CDC

Create a Tornado Expirement  (Y,M,O,T)
By eduScapes

Make a Tornado  (Y,M,O,T)
By Web Weather for Kids

FEMA for kids - Tornadoes  (Y,M,O,T)
Includes first hand stories from kids living witnessing tornadoes

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