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Tornado

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Author: Alan Rodgers, TRE Moderator (15 Oct 06)

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At a Glance
SubjectGeographyGeography
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Age RangePrimaryPrimary
 P3, P4, P5, P6P3, P4, P5, P6
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TimescaleProjectProject
 LessonLesson
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ScopeIndividual teacherIndividual teacher
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Resource TypeInteractive WhiteboardInteractive Whiteboard
 Class TeachingClass Teaching
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Development StageDeveloping IdeaDeveloping Idea
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DescriptionThis resource is a MS Word document containing lots of links to material on the internet about tornadoes. Many of the sites are interactive. There are notes to go with each link. The resource has been created for use on an IWB as a group, or for use by the pupils themselves.

Included are links to fairly recent photographs of the tornado in Birmingham.
 
ObjectiveTo learn about tornadoes and how they affect the lives of people and animals.
 
AssessmentDo the children know more about tornadoes after the use of the websites?
 
Prior KnowledgeHow to use a web link in a Word document.
 
ExpectationsTo know where tornadoes occur.
To know the variables in a tornado and the effect it has on the destruction.
To know how to prepare for tornadoes.
 
HintsUse the 'make a tornado' activity as a group and discuss the effect the funnel size and difference in air pressure has on the destruction.
 
MaterialsMS Word What is a tornado? - This MS Word document contains lots of links to useful sites for researching tornadoes.

Website What is a tornado? - My favourite URL. Keep an eye on the cow - she is a good indicator of damage.

There are two features of a tornado which can be different. The size of the funnel can be big or small. However, the most important thing is the difference between the air pressure inside the funnel and outside the funnel. This is what makes the tornado more or less powerful.

Use this website to make some tornadoes. Watch them and see which ones cause most damage.

 

Comments

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Carl Sherlock, TRE Moderator
(28 Jan 07)
TRE comment Tornado! - Some useful websites here that include recent news events...very useful for the Geography National Curriculum. The weather wiz kids web site included in the word document is a great website for children to get information about different kinds of weather.
 
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Alan Rodgers, TRE Moderator
(29 Sep 07)
TRE comment Link - The link worked on the 31.1.08
 


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