2. Dorothy is actually modeled after TOTO, the Totable Tornado Observatory. Have students research the history of making TOTO, the data TOTO has collected, and how that data has impacted scientists' understanding of how tornadoes work. Students can then compare the depiction of Dorothy in the movie to its real life counterpart.
3. Besides using machines like TOTO/Dorothy, have students look up other ways that meteorologists can study tornadoes. How do those methods compare to TOTO/Dorothy in terms of the ranges of data they can collect?