How to Survive a Lightning Strike

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What should you do if you are in the middle of a field when a lightning storm approaches? The video considers the best options for clothing, body position, and more. It highlights how cars and homes protect you from lightning and what lightning is attracted to on the ground.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Build on this video with other severe weather safety tips
  • Research the rates of surviving a lightning strike and if possible, video interview a survivor about the experience
Classroom Considerations

  • Comments focus on the definition of a vital organ and do not contribute to any understanding of the science

  • Offers closed captioning in eight languages for ELLs
  • Cute animations highlight the potential dangers of lightning

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