Tornadoes in the Classroom

Some heavy storms moved through the area today resulting in a tornado watch. The weather over the past few days has been pretty topsy turvy (see October 24th). I realize that I just posted some weather related sites on Friday, but today’s storm kept me thinking about how to bring “extreme weather” into the classroom:

  • NOAA presents an activity to “introduce you to the history of tornado forecasting, tornado formation and tornado safety.
  • Scholastic provides instructions on how to make weather forecasting tools from scratch, as well as information about how tornadoes are formed.
  • The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research presents WebWeather for Kids with instructions on how to make your own thunderstorm, lighting and a tornado.