Tornado in a Bottle
Tornado Formation: must have vertical wind direction shear, so surface winds may be southerly and a km or so above it they may be northerly; must also have vertical wind speed shear as the wind speed increases rapidly w/ height; causes the air near the surface to rotate about a horizontal axis (vortex tubes: horizontal tubes of spinning air); they also form when a southerly low-level jet exists just above southerly surface winds
Hurricanes Fact Cards
A set of 18 printable fact cards that give interesting facts about hurricanes. Each fact card has a key word heading, making this set a useful topic word bank as well! Fantastic for discussions and introducing hurricanes! Visit our TpT store for more information and for other classroom display resources by clicking on the provided links.
Tornadoes Fact Cards
A set of 18 printable fact cards that give fun and interesting facts about tornadoes. Each fact card has a key word heading, making this set an excellent topic word bank/ word wall as well! Visit our TpT store for more information and for other classroom display resources by clicking on the provided links.
How to Make a Tornado in a Bottle
As part of your severe weather lessons, learn how to make a homemade tornado in a bottle. It's a great hands-on project for your middle school geography lesson plans. By creating a vortex with water within a bottle, your kids will learn more about tornadoes and hurricanes. Here are step-by-step instructions to make this project two different ways. Both are super simple, and incredibly fun. Which way are you going to make your own soda bottle tornado? #geography #middleschool #educationpossible