Thunderstorms and Lightning
Students, in groups, investigate and demonstrate the science behind the development of lightning and thunderstorms.
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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
How to Survive a Lightning Strike
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...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Log Cabin in a Thunderstorm Lesson Plan
Students work on a K-W-L chart about electrical storms, lightening, and thunder. They discuss how meteorologists forecast storms and research their answers which are shared in a whole class setting. Using art supplies, they draw dwelling...
1st - 6th English Language Arts
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...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable