I grew up in the south and was constantly exposed to tornado warnings and tornado watches. One thing I like to do in my classroom is to introduce students to my culture by talking about tornadoes through the lens of momentum.
I was surprised by how unimpressed about tornadoes they were until I painted a picture for them of what it was like by telling stories and sharing memories. Showing them a picture of tornadoes isn't the same as showing them a video of tornadoes.
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Title: Deadliest Tornadoes
Run time: 53 Minutes
Cost: Stream it for free through the PBS website: Deadliest Tornadoes
Kelly Garcia teaches physics in New York City to Latino students using a humourous and hands-on approach. She manages to circumvent the boredom of test-prep with thoughtful and creative projects.