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ERIC Number: EJ789659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Tame a Tornado
Cronin, Jim
Science Scope, v27 n2 p20-23 Oct 2003
The author was looking for a demonstration that actually used wind shear forces to set up the tornado effect when he saw a video produced by The Tornado Project called "Secrets of the Tornado". This video not only shows dozens of actual tornadoes, but also gives construction techniques for several different styles of tornado boxes that are relatively simple to build with inexpensive materials. The author modified one of the styles to suit his purposes, and now he can create very authentic-looking tornadoes right in the classroom. Additionally, this demonstration addresses the "National Science Education Standards" on Earth and space science (Standard D) as well as many state standards on the fundamental processes of weather. (Contains 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A