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Nature’s Most VIOLENT storm Teacher’s InformationBy: Heather Pottorff
What you will learn!!How and why tornadoes occurHow strong tornadoes can be
Who is this for? Grades 3-5 with minimum prior knowledge of tornadoes, in the classroom.HOME Slide
How are the student’s going to be working?•As a class, or in small groups.•In the classroom, on the computers.•Group work, as a class, or in discussion.
Objectives After the students view the PowerPoint, they will be able to recognize the causes of tornadoes, and how powerful they can be. The students will take a quiz at the end of the PowerPoint to test their knowledge and understanding of the lesson. Student’s will need to score a 10 out of 10 (100%) on the quiz in order to pass.HOME Slide
Today, students, you are going to use the computers to gothrough a PowerPoint about tornadoes. After you complete thePowerPoint, you will then take a 10 question quiz over thematerial presented in the PowerPoint.
1. Air starts to rotate when the wind is at 2 differentaltitudes, blowing at different speeds.2. Faster spins (rotates) make a funnel cloud.3. The funnel cloud rotates and touches down. Rain and hail fromthe storm makes the funnel touch the ground.1 2 3
“F-4 to F-5 tornadoes have the strength to pick up and carryentire buildings an entire distance, toss steal beams, andcrunch cars. These tornadoes are very rare but are responsiblefor 2/3 of tornado deaths in the United States every year.”
NEAT FACTS!!!!1. They can go 300mph!2. Their damage paths can be one mile wide, and up to 50 miles long.3. Each year on average 1000 tornadoes occur!4. We are safer in a room with no windows when a tornado occurs.5. The sound of a tornado siren (click on the siren icon) Siren
Now that you have learned all about tornadoes and whythey occur, you now can go home and tell your familieswhat you should do if a tornado occurs. You can tell themwhy they occur and how dangerous they can be.
QUIZ TIME!!!It’s time to check what you have learned
Quiz Directions:1. Read both the question and all answers before answering.2. Pick the answer you think is correct!3. Good Luck!
1. What is a tornado? A Flower B Thunderstorm C Dangerous rotating column of air D Rain
CORRECT! Nice Work! It is a Dangerous rotating column of air!
Oops, Sorry wrong answerHint: They can be very dangerous.
2. On average, how many tornadoes occur nation wide each year? A 100 B 1,000 C 10,000 D 100,000
CORRECT! Nice Work! There are 1,000 tornadoes occurring nation wide each year!
Oops, Sorry wrong answerHint: There is a lot but not a ton!
3. What instrument is used to rate a tornado? A Rader B Thermometer C Scale D Fujita Scale
CORRECT! Nice Work! You are right, it is a Fujita Scale!
Opps, Sorry wrong answerHint: It is a certain type of scale.
4. What should we do if we had a tornado while atschool? A Run B Go to the neighbors a Go to a room with no windows C D Continue with class
CORRECT! Nice Work! You should go to a room with no windows!
Oops, Sorry wrong answerHint: We don’t want to be around glass!
5. How do tornadoes form? A Rain B Lightning a Air starts to rotate due to different wind speeds C D By a windy day
CORRECT! Nice Work! Air starts to rotate due to different wind speeds!
Opps, Sorry wrong answerHint: Air starts to rotate.