Today you will learn about tornadoes, how they are measured, and what to do in the event of a tornado. Using this information, you will create a plan that can be implemented either at home, in school, or in a public place like the mall, library, or movies.
First let's find out about tornadoes! Using the link below answer the questions on your worksheet.
How are tornadoes measured? Tornadoes are measured by how fast the wind are blowing and how fast they move. The amount of destruction is also considered in measuring tornadoes. Meteorologists use the Fujuta Scale to rank tornadoes on a scale of F0-F6, with F6 being the most severe.
Use the link below to answer the questions about a tornado
The Fujita Scale
Tornadoes happen all the time. There were even tornadoes yesterday. Tornadoes can also happen anywhere. Use the link below to find out where tornadoes were sighted yesterday.
The intensity of a tornado depends on two things: the width of the tornado and the difference in pressure between the inside and outside of the funnel cloud.
Use the link below to control a tornado. Use the controls at the top of the page to see what happens when you alter the width and pressure difference. Record this on your sheet.
Control a Tornado