Educational Resources

Welcome to the Tornado Hunter's education portal. We offer three different educational modules for use in Canadian classrooms. Directed at Grade 4-6, Grade 6-8 and Grade 9-10, these modules are intended to assist teachers interested in teaching students about tornados. They are free to download and use.

GRADES 4 TO 6

Students will learn how to (i) identify dangerous weather conditions, (ii) take steps to improve their safety in the event of a tornado, and (iii) identify different types of tornados.

Activity #1: The tornado article includes information about how tornados are formed, how to identify extreme weather and how to prepare for extreme weather appropriate to Grade 4-6. There is a True and False activity related to the Tornado article to evaluate the learning outcome.

Activity #2: The activity sheets ask students to consider what an extreme weather emergency kit should contain. Students work in groups and present their findings to the class.
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GRADES 6 TO 8

Students will learn how to (i) identify dangerous weather conditions, (ii) take steps to improve their safety if there is a tornado, and (iii) think about materials and items necessary for building a storm shelter.

Activity #1: The tornado article includes information about how tornados are formed, how to identify extreme weather and how to prepare for extreme weather appropriate for Grade 6-8. There is a True and False activity related to the Tornado article to evaluate the learning outcome.

Activity #2: The second activity asks the students to plan how they would build their own storm shelter. There’s a point system to evaluate the choices the students make. It’s all in good fun and an instructor’s aid gives suggestions on how to facilitate a useful discussion around storm preparedness. 
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GRADES 9 TO 10

Students will practice conducting research on tornadoes, including the history of tornados in Canada, causes of tornados, identifying dangerous weather conditions and how to take steps to improve safety during a storm.

Activity #1: The tornado article includes information about how tornados are formed, how to identify extreme weather and how to prepare for extreme weather.

Activity #2: Students will be presented with six research scenarios. They will be asked to work in groups. Each group will be responsible for generating a two-page report and five-minute presentation over the course of two classes. Research topics: online news magazine assignment, educational video game research, government agency research, municipal government research, film producer research, board game research.
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Tornado Hunters Photography: Tornados and Extreme Storms

This PowerPoint includes 20 dramatic extreme weather photographs by Tornado Hunters photographer Greg Johnson. Each photo includes information about the date, location and type of extreme weather. Technical information about camera, ISO and f-stop used for each photograph is also included.

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Tornado Hunter Video #1

Tornado Hunters Storm Safety: The Tornado Hunters hit their home turf to find out just how much local Regina folks know about how to stay safe in extreme weather — apparently a lot! After all, it’s no accident the guys set up shop here — Saskatchewan is the most tornado-prone province in all of Canada. The guys share their hard-earned wisdom about lightning and tornado safety.
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Tornado Hunters Video #2

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