2. For a better understanding of tornado classification, show them an example of the Fujita scale and explain how the wind speeds are determined and how the storm levels are differentiated and the type of damage expected from different storm levels. Explain how tornadoes can be called both twisters and cyclones.
3. Compare and contrast the extreme weather conditions of the tornado to a hurricane and how the wind speeds, damage and storm appearance are different. The Simpson's clip"Hurricane Neddy" is a good and humorous introduction (with slight inconsistencies which can be pointed out) to hurricanes.
4. For comprehension of how storms are differentiated and classified, have the students write a newspaper article or create a weather broadcast for an extreme storm. The students will choose a storm and a level of intensity for the storm and work on the article identifying wind speeds, classification, how the storm begins with specific weather conditions, and the type of damage associated with the particular level storm