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Tornado Preparedness

Recommended for First Grade to Twelfth Grade

Alabama’s Statewide Preparedness  Event -- Ready Alabama Day 

The ninth annual Ready Alabama Day will be held September 11, 2013 on the campus of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Ready Alabama Day promotes citizen disaster preparedness. It is also part of the "Ready Alabama" campaign to teach Alabamians how to be informed, be prepared and be ready.

Ready Alabama Day is a free event open to the public, hosted by Serve Alabama - the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service, along with the Alabama Department of Homeland Security, Alabama Emergency Management Agency, Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency, and Jacksonville State University. 

Ready Alabama -- preparedness for any type of natural disaster

Lesson Plans
K-2 Thinkfinity-Xpeditions
Prepare Yourself!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/07/gk2/prepare.html
What is a Tornado?
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/15/gk2/tornadowhat.html

3rd-8th Thinkfinity-Xpeditions 
Stormy Stories

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/07/g68/whatwhom.html

9-12 Thinkfinity-Xpeditions
Tornadoes and Technology

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/15/g912/tornadotech.html
 

Web Resources

Go Inside a Tornado
http://intothetornado.com/

Twister: The Tornado Story

Tornadoes strike again -- how do they work?

Control the funnel width and the core pressure difference

How Storm Chaers Work

 

Alabama Courses of Study


Kindergarten
9.) Identify seasons of the year. 
9a.) Describing seasonal changes in weather

Grade 1
8 .) Recognize daily changes in weather, including clouds, precipitation, and temperature.
Recognize daily changes in weather, including clouds, precopitation, and temperature

Grade 2
10.) Identify the impact of weather on agriculture, recreation, the economy, and society.

Grade 3
12.) Identify conditions that result in specific weather phenomena, including thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes.

12b.) Identifying positive and negative effects of weather phenomena.

Grade 6
1.) Identify global patterns of atmospheric movement, including El Nino, the Gulf Stream, the jet stream, the Coriolis effect, and global winds that influence local weather.
1a.) Predicting local weather and weather patterns. Examples: cold and warm fronts, high and low pressure areas.
1b.) Describing the function of instruments and technology used to investigate Earth's weather, including barometers, thermometers, wind socks, weather vanes, satellites, radar, weather balloons, and rain gauges
2.) Describe factors that cause changes to Earth's surface over time. Examples: earthquakes, volcanoes, weathering, erosion, glacial erosion or scouring, deposition, water flow, tornadoes, hurricanes, farming and conservation, mining and reclamation, deforestation and reforestation, waste disposal, global climate changes, greenhouse gases winds, and ocean currents
2c.) Using data to analyze global weather patterns
Examples: temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction
3.) Explain how weather patterns affect climate.

Grades 9-12
Physical Science

8a.) Identifying the relationship between thermal energy and the temperature of a sample of matter
8b.) Describing the flow of thermal energy between two samples of matter
8c.) Explaining how thermal energy is transferred by radiation, conduction, and convection


Earth & Space Elective
2. Describe effects on weather of energy transfer within and among the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere.
2a.) Describing the energy transfer to condensationn in clouds, precipation, winds, and ocean currents
2c.) Using data to analyze global weather patterns. Example: temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction
3. Explain how weather patterns affect climate.
3a.) Explaining characteristics of various weather systems, including high and low pressure areas or fronts
3b.) Interpreting weather maps and symbols to predict changing weather conditions

3c.) Identifying technologies used to obtain meteorological data
4.) Describe the production and transfer of stellar energies.
4b.) Describing how the reception of solar radiation is affected by atmospheric and lithospheric conditions. Example: volcanic eruptions and greenhouse gases affecting reflaction and absorption of solar radiation

Environmental Elective
8a.) Identifying layers of the atmosphere and the composition of air

Geology Elective
4.) Describe the topography of the sea floor and the continents
14.) Explain the interaction of the continuous processes of waves, tides, and winds with the coastal environment
14.a) Identifying the impact of periodic weather phenomena on coastal regions Examples: hurricanes destroying sand dunes El Nino or La Nina redefining shorelines
15f.) Identifying varying seasonal patterns throughout Alabama

 

IQ Leaning Network

Video Library

Education Sponsors

IQ Learning Network
  • Alpha Foundation
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Hugh Kaul Foundation
  • Monte L. Moorer Foundation
  • Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
Web-Interactive Field Trips
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting