How do tornadoes form?

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Link to Resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmWh9jV_1ac&t=9s
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:TED-Ed
Publication Date:2014
Summary:Tornadoes are the most violent storms on Earth, with wind velocities that can exceed 200 miles per hour. How do these terrifying cyclones form? Meteorologist James Spann sheds light on the lifespan of tornadoes as they go from supercell thunderstorms to terrible twisters before eventually dissolving back into thin air.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3; Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D; ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS3-1; MS-ESS2-5; MS-ESS2-6; MS-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; atmospheric science; hazards; high school; meteorology; middle school; severe weather; tornado; weather; weather hazards
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