The Most Lightning-Struck Place on Earth

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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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  • The video contains no live images of lightning or lightning strikes; therefore, gather images and videos from the Internet
Classroom Considerations
  • Images and videos would be especially important to show kids who live in areas where lightning rarely, if ever, occurs
  • The explanation presumes viewers are familiar with positive and negative charges
  • 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
  • The resource includes a short check for understanding, a discussion question, and an additional explanation for why lightning occurs
Cons
  • Because the explanation presumes viewers are familiar with electrical charges, the video is best suited to upper elementary and middle school science classes