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Weather and Atmosphere

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Weather engineers have come a long way in designing technology that provides advanced warnings of severe weather. Six lessons and six activities make up a collection of resources that teach middle schoolers about weather and weather...
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Tornadoes, Lightning in Rare Video

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A video from National Geographic features some scientists who chase storms of all kinds in the hope of gathering scientific information about them. Along with tornadoes, they also try to capture data on lightning storms and hail storms....
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How to Survive a Lightning Strike

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Lightning Safety

For Teachers 4th
While a comprehensive and interesting instructional activity on lightning, the focus could be changed to make it more applicable to classroom curriculum. Learners conduct research on lightning, create a PowerPoint, and share their...
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The Most Lightning-Struck Place on Earth

For Students 4th - 8th
Lake Maracaibo, a bay connected to the Gulf of Venezuela, is the most lightning-struck place on Earth. Learn about the conditions that make it so, in this short video. 
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Thunderstorms and Lightning

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students, in groups, investigate and demonstrate the science behind the development of lightning and thunderstorms.
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What is Lightning?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners experiment with electricity to understand lightning. In this lightning instructional activity, students show how static electricity causes lightning. Learners discuss questions about their experiment and gather important facts....
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Static Electricity and Lightning

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study concepts related to static electricity, based on a single example: lightning. They explain how static electricity, lightning, and sparks are all related phenomena. They draw a diagram illustrating the negative and positive...
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Lightning & Rain at 2000 FPS

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Slow motion flashes of lightning illuminate the sky in this video. Use in an earth science class when reviewing storms and weather or even in a physics class.
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Lightning in a Jar

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners create lightning with two common objects and observe the colorful "discharge" of electrons on a smaller scale. By exploring the phenomena of static electricity, students relate their knowledge to the real-life weather phenomena...
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Create Your Own Lightning

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students conduct an experiment. In this lightning lesson, students use a blanket and a dark room to simulate lightning.
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Lightning Strikes

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students review cloud formation and what they know thunder and lightning storms. Students work in groups to perform a series of demonstrations that show how an accumulation of electrical charges inside a cloud causes a lightning strike.
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Making Lightening: In Your Mouth

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students look at a lightening demonstration. In this lightening lesson, students bite into a wintergreen candy while looking in the mirror in a dark room. They see sparks in their mouths if they perform the task correctly.
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Reading Comprehension: Thunder and Lightning

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Thunder and lightning are so exciting! Your class gets to read all about it. This informational reading passage provides them with a scientific explanation of thunder and lightning. They read the passage, answer comprehension questions,...
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Storm Protection

For Students 5th - 8th
In this weather worksheet, students read an excerpt about how to protect yourself, others, and property from various types of storms. There are five short answer questions related to the excerpt that students respond to.
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For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study lightening and the history behind how it was used for electricity.  In this electricity lesson students complete several experiments on the invention of the lightning rod.
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For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students investigate lightning. In this lightning lesson, students demonstrate how static electricity is in the air by observing how a balloon reacts to a charge.
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Storms and Extreme Weather

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners explore hurricanes and tornadoes by conducting an experiment. In this weather pattern lesson, students define many extreme weather vocabulary terms and discuss the relationship with static electricity. Learners utilize plastic...
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Weather Alert

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Every time a bell rings ... there is lightning in the area. The activity provides directions to build a model of a lightning detection system. Similar to a system designed by Benjamin Franklin, the system uses static electricity to...
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Thunder and Lightning

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this reading comprehension activity, students read a factual text about thunder and lightning. Students answer 8 multiple choice questions.
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Storm Watch: Knowing What To Do

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners study the different types of weather and how storms form.  In this weather lesson plan students make their own "tornado in a bottle" and create brochures.
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Bill Nye Storms Video

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Bill Nye Storms video worksheet, students watch the movie and respond to 10 short answer questions regarding information from the documentary.
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Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning. . . Nature's Most Violent Storms

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Stormy Weather

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the causes and effects of lightning. They watch a video clip of a lightning storm, observe various demonstrations involving static electricity, experiment with balloons and static electricity, and complete a...