My Dad Was Hit by Lightning (Twice!)

You have a one in a million chance of being struck by lightning—and 90 percent of those who are struck survive! As part of a larger series on physics, the narrator interviews her father who has survived being hit by lightning twice. It explains the science of lightning and the safety precautions everyone should follow.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the relationship between voltage and current
  • Have young scientists create a poster to teach others the safety rules in a thunderstorm
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes prior knowledge of the dangers of electricity and lightning
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Content applies to real life
  • Upbeat and entertaining video keeps viewers focused
  • Includes closed captioning in English and Portuguese for visual learners
Cons
  • None