If I hear Thunder, but I do not see lightning; Can I still get struck?

Introduction

Standards:

GA-GPS.S4E3

STANDARD: Students will differentiate between the states of water and how they relate to the water cycle and weather.

GA-GPS.S4E4.b> Using a weather map, identify the fronts, temperature, and precipitation and use the information to interpret the weather conditions.

GA-GPS.S4E4.c> Use observations and records of weather conditions to predict weather patterns throughout the year.

Essential Questions:

What is thunder and lighting?

Can I get struck by lighting even if I can't see it?

How can I be safe in a thunderstorm?

Objective:

The student will be able to correct the science misconception of “If you hear thunder, but you do not see lightning, then you cannot get struck by lightning using the internet websites provided as well as the other questions provided with 80% accuracy. 

Words to Learn and Know:

Thunderstorm

weather

rain 

precipiation

thunder

lighting

Task

You will answer the following questions while doing your webquest:

1.  What is a thunderstorm?

2. What causes a thunderstorm?

3. What are the types of thunderstorms?

4. What is lighting?5. What causes lightning?

6. What is thunder?

7. What causes thunder?

8. How can you tell how far a storm is away?

9. Which comes first? Lighting or thunder?

10. If you hear thunder, but you do not see lightning, can you still get struck?

11. Where are safe places to be during a storm?

Process

Weather Wiz Kids

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-thunderstorms.htm

Kid's Crossing

http://www.eo.ucar.edu/kids/dangerwx/tstorm4.htm

Evaluation

Turn in your worksheet! If you would like extra credit then write down extra facts!

Credits

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. (2013).Kid's crossing: Look out for dangerous weather. Retrieved from http://www.eo.ucar.edu/kids/dangerwx/tstorm4.htm

Wicker, C. (2013). Weather wiz kids. Retrieved from http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-thunderstorms.htm