Explaining Tornados With Library Resources Online

Curious about the tornados that went through our cities last week, or need to explain them to curious children? Fulton County Library System has reliable reference resources to help! Below, links to explanations of weather phenomena at different learning levels.

For very young children, this clip from the educational show Now You Know can help:

The Access Video for Kids playlist In The News serves up a variety of content to help children interpret many different current events.

For learners a little more advanced, The World Almanac for Kids offers authoritative information for reports and essays, with easy sharing tools that embed in Google Classroom and other Learning Management Systems. Citations are provided in several formats for bibliographies.

“How a Tornado Forms.” The World Almanac for Kids, Infobase Learning, wak.infobaselearning.com/display-media.aspx?wid=19598&mid=32425
How A Tornado Forms, opens a new window by The World Almanac for Kids

Adults may prefer one of our newspaper resources to read up on the effects of the storms across the state. Looking for something a little different? Kanopy has the excellent documentary I'm with Phil : A Town, A Tornado, and Twenty People Named Phil wherein 20 Phil Campbells journey to the tiny town of Phil Campbell, AL to help in whatever way they can. (Warning: mentions of Tornado fatalities may be inapropriate for younger viewers)