Summer air is warm and humid, which are perfect conditions for the formation of tornadoes once cold, dry air enters the upper atmosphere. But just how and why do tornadoes form?
This summer, iLearn Academy's elementary thematic unit Eyeing Tornadoes aims to make our youngest students experts on this natural phenomenon.
Our K-6 teachers have all collaborated on a fun and engaging curriculum that sees students combining all areas of academic learning throughout the summer. Students have the chance to research tornadoes and write informational reports about them, create replicas of a tornado shelter and write an experimental paper on their individual shelter, and read fictional stories related to tornadoes, after which, they learn the elements of storytelling and write their own tornado-based stories. The unit ends with students crafting a Storyboard Final Presentation.
So far, the students have produced some exceptional work that we cannot wait to share with parents toward the end of Summer!