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Number of Tornadoes Recorded, by Month, in Alabama (1950-2019)

Number of Tornadoes Recorded, by month, in Alabama (1950-2019)
graph from WSFA 12 News, slow reveal by Jenna Laib (@JennaLaib), as suggested by Carol McLaughlin

(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)

Type of Graph: bar graph

Source: WSFA 12 News, “Alabama has tornado “hot spots” and overall tornado numbers are rising.” January 27, 2021.

Paired Texts:

CarbonBrief, “Tornadoes and Climate Change: What does the Science Say?” May 31, 2019.

Scholastic News, “Twister Safety.” April 27, 2020.

Potential Math Content: bar graphs, estimating values, noticing trends, scale along the y-axis, labels

Potential Content Connections: storms, climate, climate change

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