Tornado Science!

June 4th, 2013 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

It’s Tuesday, June 4, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Weather Wiz Kids: Tornadoes

Age Range 8 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

The devastating tornadoes in the Midwest may have your children asking many questions about them. At this website designed for kids, a meteorologist describes the science behind tornadoes including what weather conditions are required for them to form. It includes terrific information, pictures, links to free lesson plans, experiments, and more.

When you get to the site, just scroll down the page to read the text and see pictures and illustrations that explain what tornadoes are, how they form, and information on weather conditions associated with tornadoes such as:

  • Funnel Clouds
  • Supercell Thunderstorms
  • Mesocyclones
  • Microbursts
  • Waterspouts
  • Hail
  • Gustnadoes
  • Landspouts
  • Dust Devils

You’ll also learn about the Fujita Scale of Tornado Intensity and some Tornado Safety Tips.┬áThere are also links to FREE LESSON PLANS and Tornado Experiments that will enhance your children’s understanding of this dangerous weather phenomenon.

 

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