Seasonal Science: Thundersnow

Let it snow, let it snow, let it ... thundersnow? Explore the thundersnow phenomenon with a video and lesson as part of the Seasonal Science series. The video describes what causes the unique weather event, explains just how rare these storms are, and connects ideas from physics to the natural sciences.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Map the areas of the country reporting thundersnow storms
  • Graph the frequency of thundersnow storms over time and discuss any patterns
Classroom Considerations

  • Video available for streaming, downloading, or sharing
  • Files are modifiable to fit your needs
Pros

  • Both student and teacher resources highlight vocabulary
  • Provides extension activity
  • Adapts easily to higher and lower level pupils
Cons

  • None
NGSS