Twister (1996 PG-13)
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1h 53min
Movie Story Line
Two scientists pursue the most destructive weather front to sweep through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years.
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Teaching Idea #1

Map the geographic area where tornado alley is located in the United States? How many states are impacted by tornadoes in America? Where is tornado alley in relation to where hurricanes hit? Is there any overlap? Is the community where you live prone to natural disasters? What type of natural disaster causes the most devastation in America each year?

Teaching Idea #2

What causes a tornado to form? What factors affect how powerful it becomes? What's the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning zone? How have meteorological advances increased the warning time that people have before a tornado hits?

Teaching Idea #3

Research what the WC-130 is and the work that it does. Would you want to fly aboard this plane, why or why not? What scientific advances have real-live storm chasers made?