Instructional Video

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 video is hosted on YouTube
  • Content applies to real life
  • Upbeat and entertaining video keeps viewers focused
  • Includes closed captioning in English and Portuguese for visual learners
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