From the UCAR Center for Science Education: "Weather affects our lives everyday. But when an event like the recent tornado in southeast Alabama causes destruction and devastating impacts on a community, weather is brought to the forefront and students may wonder how and why this happened.
Tornadoes, also called twisters, are rare and powerful weather events in which columns of air rotate dangerously fast. While tornadoes can happen in the United States at any time of the year, most occur between March and June. Students can learn about the science of tornadoes through our Learning Zone resources and visit Ready.gov for information about how to stay safe."
Click here to go directly to the UCAR Tornadoes Teaching Box
National Middle Level Science Teacher's Association
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