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Robertson, Bill – Science and Children, 2016
What causes severe thunderstorms and tornadoes? Tornadoes, often accompanied by severe thunderstorms and hail, form in pretty much the same way as severe thunderstorms. In the continental United States, tornadoes usually form in spring and summer, when warm, humid air from the Gulf of Mexico moves across the continent from southeast to northwest…
Descriptors: Etiology, Weather, Science Activities, Natural Disasters
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Bishop, William E.; Fifolt, Matthew; Peters, Gary B.; Gurley, D. Keith; Collins, Loucrecia – School Leadership & Management, 2015
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to capture first-hand accounts of K-12 educational leaders whose school districts were directly affected by the deadly 27 April 2011 tornadoes in rural Alabama, USA. This study was framed by the literature base of leadership; specifically crisis leadership and resilience theory. Findings are organised…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Natural Disasters, Weather, Crisis Management
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Gilhousen, David – Science Teacher, 2004
In this article, the author discusses a tornado-producing machine that he used in teacher-led, student assisted demonstrations in order to reinforce concepts learned during a unit on weather. The machine, or simulator, was powered by a hair dryer, fan, and cool-mist humidifier. The machine consists of a demonstration table containing a plenum box,…
Descriptors: Physics, Weather, Natural Disasters, Science Instruction
Bishop, William E., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
April 27, 2011, will be remembered by many as a catastrophic day and event in Alabama, and specifically by K-12 educational leaders. Natural disasters like tornadoes have a significant impact on leaders, on their decision making and, obviously, on the survival of many of their victims. The possibility and threat of a major crisis caused by natural…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Crisis Management, Natural Disasters, Weather
Larson, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
In June the U.S Climate Change Science Program, which is sponsored by 13 government agencies, released a report saying that extreme weather like heat waves, heavy downpours, and superpowered hurricanes would be more common in the future. The timing of the report--coming just as officials in Iowa were surveying the damage from the swollen Iowa…
Descriptors: Climate, Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, School Safety
Van Den Broeke, Matthew S.; Arthurs, Leilani – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2015
To ascertain novice conceptions of tornado wind speed and the influence of surface characteristics on tornado occurrence, 613 undergraduate students enrolled in introductory science courses at a large state university in Nebraska were surveyed. Our findings show that students lack understanding of the fundamental concepts that (1) tornadoes are…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Concept Formation, Introductory Courses, Science Instruction
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Christman-Rothlein, Liz; Meinbach, Anita M. – Science Activities, 1981
Information is given on how to put together a learning center. Discusses information and activity packets for a complete learning center on tornadoes including objectives, directions, materials, photographs of physical arrangements, and posttest. (DC)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Learning Centers (Classroom)
Markle, Sandra – Instructor, 1983
Information is presented for teaching about the formation of tornadoes and their effects. Ideas for relevant class discussion topics, writing assignments, and experiments to illustrate how temperature and air pressure changes involved in the storms work are also given. (PP)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geographic Location, Learning Activities, Safety
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Weigel, Edwin P. – Science and Children, 1975
Based on the assumption that if occupants of buildings knew which places in these buildings were relatively safe in disasters such as tornadoes, and if they had sufficient warning, architects and engineers feel there is a significant opportunity to advance the art of school (or building) design to provide tornado-protected areas. (EB)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education
The videos in this educational series, for grades 4-7, help students understand the science behind weather phenomena through dramatic live-action footage, vivid animated graphics, detailed weather maps, and hands-on experiments. This episode (23 minutes) features information on the deadliest and most destructive storms on Earth. Through satellite…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Environmental Education, Hurricanes, Intermediate Grades
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McIntosh, Tiara – European Journal of Educational Sciences, 2019
This article presents the natural disaster and how it affects children over the world. When there is a natural disaster occurring such as hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, it can affect not only the family but the children as well. The children are often left to relocate, live with other family members, or separated from their parents. Natural…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Intervention, Trauma, Children
Corder, Paige; Houston, Hillary; Phan, Christine; Ruyle, Jessica – Communication: Journalism Education Today, 1999
Describes the production of a special edition by Brink Junior High, Moore West Junior High, and Westmoore High School (Moore, Oklahoma) after a tornado destroyed entire neighborhoods only days before. Notes the positive reaction of students and the community, as well as the sense of unity that developed in the community. (RS)
Descriptors: Feature Stories, Journalism Education, News Reporting, News Writing
Lynn, Freddie, Jr.; Percival-Young, Carla – American School & University, 2011
Today, the threat that has caught the attention of many Americans is Mother Nature herself. 2010 and 2011 may go down as two of the most destructive years in the recent history: The Haiti earthquake; the Icelandic volcanoes; the Japan earthquake and tsunami; flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers; wildfires raging in Texas. And, a…
Descriptors: Building Design, Natural Disasters, School Safety, School Buildings
Mann, Angela; Affrunti, Nicholas; Kelly-Vance, Lisa; Clyne, Andrea; Malone, Celeste; Hobbs, Tracy – Communique, 2020
School psychologists have a professional and ethical responsibility to advocate for schools, communities, and systems that ensure equity and fairness for all children and youth. This requires addressing systemic issues that lead to inequitable outcomes in schools and engaging in advocacy for the broader societal and public policy issues that…
Descriptors: Climate, Environment, Justice, Environmental Influences
Shah, Nirvi – Education Week, 2013
As soon as the winds that left seven students in Moore, Okla., dead last month had calmed, and more storms blew through the same area less than two weeks later, questions about the safety of schools in a region labeled Tornado Alley rose amid the rubble. While better design of new schools and thorough emergency training and practice may be in…
Descriptors: Weather, Natural Disasters, School Safety, Educational Facilities Improvement
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