A clip in the Science Please! collection, Lightning uses archival footage, animated illustrations and amusing narration to explain: What causes the electrical discharge we see as lightning?
Ages 10 to 11
Science - Earth Science and Geology
Science - Environmental Science
Teacher asks students to: - illustrate the different types of clouds; pay particular attention to the cumulonimbus cloud, the source of electrical storms; - make a poster about safety rules to follow in case of lightning; - generate static electricity by rubbing balloons in their hair and experiment with attracting small objects; - estimate the time between a lightning flash and the corresponding thunderclap to judge how far away an electrical storm is.