Tornadoes Lesson for Kids


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Tornadoes form in…

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1. What is a tornado?

2. Are tornadoes dangerous to people?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tornadoes are naturally occurring weather phenomena that scientists frequently study. With these learning assessments, you'll get practice identifying the key characteristics of tornadoes, as well as their dangers and where they often occur.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These multiple-choice questions will quiz you on:

  • Where tornadoes form
  • Definition of a tornado
  • Dangers of tornadoes
  • Which country has the most tornadoes in the world
  • Characteristics of tornadoes

Skills Practiced

You'll be tested on the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of severe weather to answer questions about tornadoes
  • Making connections - use your understanding of tornadoes to determine what dangers they pose to humans
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the term tornado

Additional Learning

If you want to read more about these awesome wind storms, check out the related lesson, Tornadoes Lesson for Kids. This lesson will help you:

  • Learn why people can see tornadoes
  • Discover the location of Tornado Alley
  • Identify the time of year tornadoes are more likely to form