Middle schoolers investigate how lightning is produced and ways they can keep themselves safe during a lightning storm. After a lecture/demo, students use a worksheet imbedded in this plan to reinforce the concepts taught.
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Thunderstorm Public Service Announcement
As a meteorologist, it is your job to prepare the public for inclement weather. Throughout the activity, groups create a public service announcement that explains how thunderstorms form and how the public can remain safe when they occur....
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning. . . Nature's Most Violent Storms
Thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods, and hail are just a few of the topics covered in a thorough weather preparedness guide. With descriptions of each weather phenomenon, from what causes them to how and when they occur to levels of...
6th - 12th Science
The Weather Channel Virtual Field Trip—Wildfires
The droughts across the United States are becoming more of a concern every day with less rain and drier climates. Learn important fire weather safety rules and be prepared for wildfires while taking a virtual field trip with The Weather...
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Lightning-Rod
Why do some buildings have lightning rods? Scholars explore the movement and attraction of opposing electrical charges through a simulation of a lightning rod. They control the cloud height, charge separation, and if the lightning rod is...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable