Severe Weather - Thunder and Lightning

Contributor: Victoria Surface. Lesson ID: 10422

In this lesson, you will investigate the causes of thunder and lightning using interesting videos, hands-on activities, and a creative project.

categories

Earth Science

subject
Science
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

It was a warm, damp day on the farm. A thunderstorm was definitely approaching. Grandma taught Patricia how to count to see how far away the storm was. What were Grandma and Patricia counting?

Weather is the condition of the air or atmosphere. Severe weather is any dangerous act of nature that puts people, animals, or buildings at risk. Some kinds of severe weather are more likely than others in a given region or area. Weather scientists, or meteorologists, forecast severe weather so that communities can prepare for and respond to these weather events. Types of severe weather include thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards. In this lesson, you will investigate the causes of thunder and lightning using interesting videos, hands-on activities, and a creative project.

  1. A circle map is used to write down ideas and thoughts about a certain concept or topic. For this lesson, you will use the Graphic Organizer – Circle Map to write down information about thunder and lightning. Download the Graphic Organizer – Circle Map from Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar. Inside the small circle write Thunder and Lightning. In the outer circle you will add things you learn about thunder and lightning. Watch How Do You Use a Circle Map? to learn how to use this type of graphic organizer.

 

  1. Watch What Causes Thunder and Lightning? to learn how thunder and lightning are created. Write what you learn on your Graphic Organizer – Circle Map. Share what you learned with a friend or family member.

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