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Tornados for Kids

DragonTV: Tornados

This is a great page from PBS Kids' popular show DragonTV. Through streaming video, kids get to watch Sullivan and Alexa create a very cool tornado model with a box fan and some steaming water.

FEMA for Kids: Disaster Connection

This site provides "A Kid's Guide to Tornadoes and Preventing Disaster Damage," and offers stories from kids who have survived tornados. You'll also find coloring books, tornado photos and information on staying safe from the storm.

Kids Who Survived Tornados

National Geographic's "Tornado Talk" features true stories from kids who have survived tornados all around the world.

Sky Diaries: KidsStorm

Great site for educators and homeschoolers on tornados from A-Z.

Storm Chasers! On the Trail of Twisters

"Storm Chasers! On the Trail of Twisters" is a book for kids 7-13 years old who want to know all about tornadoes and storm chasing. This exciting book is the most up-to-date source available to kids about storm chasing as an activity for both amateurs and professionals.

Tornado Books for Kids

Gather round kids and parents! We've assembled a great list of tornado books from Amazon.com, specifically for young audiences. Whether you're looking for a chapter book or just a book for a book report, visit our list for some great recommendations!

Tornado FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about tornadoes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Tornados (Wikipedia.org)

A tornado is a violent, rotating column of air which is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud. Tornadoes come in many sizes but are typically in the form of a visible condensation funnel, whose narrow end touches the earth and is often encircled by a cloud of debris.

Weather Wiz Kids

This site is maintained by Meteorologist Crystal Wicker, a television meteorologist for the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis, Indiana. She designed this website especially for kids to allow them to learn more about the fascinating world of weather. Itís also a wonderful educational website for teachers and parents that gives them the right tools they need to explain the different types of weather to children, including tornados.

ZOOM: Tornado in a Bottle

Who knew you could make a tornado with a couple of 2-litre soda bottles, some tape and a little bit of water? It's true!