What Causes Thunder and Lightning?

Don't be afraid of thunderstorms! Watch a video that explains the science behind thunder and lightning. The speaker relates real-world experiences to the main components of a thunderstorm.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a worksheet to pair along with the video that viewers complete as they watch
  • Flip the classroom and have viewers watch and take notes on the video outside of class, ready for a whole-class discussion the next day
Classroom Considerations

  • Video is the 24th of 26 in an Earth science series
  • Take note of comments and other ads on YouTube

  • Instructor is enthusiastic
  • Images help support the content being presented in the video

  • Presents content very quickly
Common Core