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I designed this project to incorporate technology and research into my classroom. The project involves active and real data that was relevant to my students, especially since we live in Alabama. This project focuses on the severe storm of April 27th, 2011 that created many tornadoes causing a large amount of destruction and deaths. The project requires students to have access to computers and was designed for 96 minute blocks. The main part of the project spanned 3 full days with presentations completing on the 4th. The students worked in pairs and are assigned a county that was hit by the tornadoes. The students then did research following the guidelines on the handout, created a PowerPoint presentation, and turned in a report. During the presentation, I encouraged discussion between students as they all had different counties and I wanted them to see the connections between the counties. I have provided detailed lesson plans for the three days along with a student handout of directions and a rubric. In the lesson plans, I mention spending some time teaching the Chapter 13 notes. That was our chapter for severe weather. You may incorporate your own notes at that time if you wish. This lesson was designed for a high school Earth Science course, but could be adapted for a middle school class.