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Teaching Tornadoes in Tennessee: Why didn't we know they were coming?

Tornadoes in Tennessee: Why didn't we know they were coming?

Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee as people slept early Tuesday, wrecking at least 140 buildings and killing at least 22 people. Predicting when and where tornadoes will touch down is at the cutting edge of scientific knowledge.

The Associated Press contributed to this story
The Associated Press

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why are tornadoes so challenging to predict?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.7 - Diverse Media

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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