Thunderstorm Teacher Resources
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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 8 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What is Lightning?
Students experiment with electricity to understand lightning. For 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
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
Reading Comprehension: Thunder and Lightning
Thunder and lightning are so exciting! Your class gets to read all about it. This informational reading passage provides them with a scientific explanation of thunder and lightning. They read the passage, answer comprehension questions, and think of synonyms to replace four descriptive words from the text.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 81 Views 592 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review How Do Tornadoes Form?
Take your students on a storm chasing adventure from the safety of the classroom with this short video on tornadoes. From powerful thunderstorms to swirling twisters, this resource explains the necessary conditions and process involved in the formation of these destructive forces of nature.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 9 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Hurricane and Weather Power Points
Providing a wealth of information about hurricanes, tornadoes, and other types of weather-related events, this resource could be used in the classroom in a variety of ways. A teacher could use the PowerPoints listed as a way to introduce topics ranging from the water cycle to Hurricane Katrina.
3rd - 6th Science 29 Views 129 Downloads
Make A Thunderstorm!
Learners 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 8 Views 25 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
Discover with your class the humorous solution that follows tall tales. Elementary learners will discuss the tall tale Paul Bunyan and give ordinary solutions for the problems in the story. They will read Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett by Steven Kellogg and do guided and independent practice using passages from this story.
K Language Arts 20 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
In this thunderstorm instructional 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 9 Views 51 Downloads
Reading Comprehension: Thor and Sif
Expose your readers to the fascinating legends of Norse Gods Thor and Sif. They read a brief introduction about traditional stories and myths then read several paragraphs on these figures, marking unknown words as they go. Learners look up words in the dictionary if needed; consider providing space on the back for them to guess meaning from context clues and then verify it.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 26 Views 147 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The hole in the ozone layer may "scaereosol" to death! Meteorology, environmental, or atmosphere students read about the atmosphere's ozone content and the sources of air pollution. This is a valuable reading resource for your atmosphere unit.
6th - 8th Science 22 Views 101 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable