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What is Lightning?
Students experiment with electricity to understand lightning. In this lightning lesson, students show how static electricity causes lightning. Students discuss questions about their experiment and gather important facts. Students recognize the dangers in lightning and how to be safe in a lightning storm.
3rd - 4th Science 13 Views 61 Downloads
Make A Thunderstorm!
Students create a thunderstorm by putting ice cubes and food coloring into a container and observe what happens to the food coloring. In this thunderstorm lesson plan, students discuss the cause and effects of thunderstorms and then complete a demonstration and draw what they see happening.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
The Rumblin' Road
Learners determine the distance to nearby lightning strike or a distant thunderstorm. After a discussion on thunder and what causes it, they participate in an activity and discover how to calculate the distance of a storm by counting the seconds between the lightning and the sound of thunder.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
In this thunderstorm activity, students read about thunder and lightning and the forces behind both. They also read about the timing difference between thunder and lightning. Students answer three critical thinking questions about thunderstorms.
7th - 10th Science 8 Views 50 Downloads
While a comprehensive and interesting lesson on lightning, the focus could be changed to make it more applicable to classroom curriculum. Learners conduct research on lightning, create a PowerPoint, and share their presentations in this activity focusing on safety during a lightning storm.
4th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Thunder and Lightning
Students complete pre reading, writing, post reading activities for the book Thunder and Lightning. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Bolts Out of the Blue
Students research different types of lightning patterns and compare their origins to an experiment on static electricity. They research different types of lightning, and explain how different light patterns result from those charges.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 21 Downloads
Reading Comprehension: Aboriginal Myth About Thunderstorms
Get your anthropologists thinking with this aboriginal myth about thunderstorms. They read the brief myth and answer three comprehension questions. The directions indicate two myths, however there is just one here. Consider extending thinking by asking scholars to write their own creation myth about another natural occurrence.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 5 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed