Learning about natural disasters is a great way to teach our children about the major weather events that can make the national news. We don’t live in an area that is normally prone to huge tornadoes, but we do get small tornado sightings after a big thunderstorm or hurricane.
Unit studies are a great way to pick a topic of interest and learn more about it and tie it in to other subjects, like science. We have been busy creating many different weather resources for you to use to make your own unit studies. This week we have an instant download and a round up of free printables that you can use to make a nice informative unit study all about tornadoes.
FREE Tornado Printables:
There are a lot of vocabulary words to learn when it comes to studying natural disasters such as tornadoes. We have created a FREE Vocabulary Copywork Notebook can help your students practice their handwriting while learning these new terms at the same time. You can grab this as an instant download!
You can’t learn about tornadoes without trying to replicate your own!
Your children are going to love these tornado in a bottle experiments:
Don’t miss our other FREE Natural Disaster & Weather Resources:
FREE Learning About Weather Reading Comprehension Science unit, FREE Natural Disasters Reading Comprehension Science Unit, FREE Natural Disasters Research Notebooking Pages: Earthquakes & FREE Printables, Research Journals & More on Earthquakes. Click here to access them all.
Websites to learn more about tornadoes:
Here are some books to learn more about tornadoes:
Tornadoes!Tornado!: The Story Behind These Twisting, Turning, Spinning, and Spiraling Storms (National Geographic Kids)Tornadoes (True Bookextreme Earth)Inside Tornadoes (Inside Series)Tornadoes (Science Readers: A Closer Look)Extreme Weather: Surviving Tornadoes, Sandstorms, Hailstorms, Blizzards, Hurricanes, and More!
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!