Weather

When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World

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Simon Winchester is an avid weather watcher. He’s scanned the skies in Oklahoma, waiting for the ominous “finger” of a tornado to touch the Earth. He’s hunkered down in Hong Kong when typhoon warning signals went up. He’s visited the world’s hottest and wettest places, reported on fierce whirlpools, and sailed around South Africa looking for freak winds and waves.

He knows about the worst weather in the world.

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1180L
When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World

Lightning, hurricanes, and blizzards

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Explains how storms form, where they strike, and what makes them so powerful. Includes full-color photographs, a glossary, and further reading sources.

Lightning, hurricanes, and blizzards

Observando el clima (Observing Weather) (2011)

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Live-action weather footage helps students learn how they can observe the weather. Concepts and terminology: temperature, air pressure, weather systems, precipitation, and wind.

Find the English language version of this video at: Observing Weather

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Primary
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00:12
Observando el clima (Observing Weather)

How Does a Hurricane Form?

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Weather Adventures on Nasa.gov

How Does a Hurricane Form?

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Weather Adventures on Nasa.gov

The Magic School Bus Complete Series Disc 2

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Welcome Aboard The Magic School Bus! Are you ready for a wild ride? Grab a seat and hang on for the Emmy® award-winning animated science-adventure series based on the best-selling books.

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Primary
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02:41
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Storm Runners #1: Wind (Unabridged)

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Thirteen year-old Chase and his dad are "storm runners", traveling across the country chasing hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. When disaster strikes, Chase's dad is always ready to lend a hand... Or so it seems. In the aftermath of the hurricane of the century, chase realizes his "disaster hunter" dad isn't the hero he makes himself out to be.

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700L
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03:08
Storm Runners #1: Wind (Unabridged)

Magic Tree House #23: Twister On Tuesday (Unabridged)

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In Twister on Tuesday, Jack and Annie are whisked to a midwestern prairie in the 1870s. They visit a one-room schoolhouse and learn about the hard life of the pioneers. When they return to the magic tree house, Jack and Annie spot a twister on the horizon. Is there time to warn the teacher and the children back at the schoolhouse? Or should Jack and Annie just save themselves?

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310L
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00:38
Magic Tree House #23: Twister On Tuesday (Unabridged)

Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America (Unabridged)

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On March 12, 1888, hurricane-force winds and unrelenting snow began to bring the East Coast, from Virginia to Maine, to its knees. During the next three days, the Great Blizzard raged out of control, devastating every community in its path.

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1080L
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02:39
Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America (Unabridged)

Weather Safety (2011)

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Staying safe in all kinds of weather and avoiding weather-related injuries are the focus of this practical video. Concepts and terminology: lightning, tornado, wind, hurricane, and safe shelter.

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Primary
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00:10
Weather Safety

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