Weather: Thunderstorms and Lightning
These are weather-related sites that focus on thunderstorms and lightning. Students can also learn about thunder snow. Sites contain explanations, games, photographs, and graphics.
This site explains the different aspects of thunderstorms here on Earth. Read about rain, lightning, hail, etc.
Thumbnails and larger images of lightning. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Web Weather for Kids: Forecast the Weather
Students can use different weather maps and try to predict the weather.
Web Weather for Kids
Students can click on "Games" to learn about clouds. Learn how to make your own demonstrations of lightning, tornadoes, and thunderstorms under "Activities."
Students can watch "How the Van de Graaff Generator Works" or "Franklin's Kite."
Students can watch the movie and then try the quiz. NOTE: Site available by subscription only.
An explanation of how lightning forms. Includes drawings that illustrate the point.
Lightning Safety Quiz
Answer these 5 questions to see how much you know about lightning safety.
Lightning and Storms
This site offers wonderful pictures of lightning in different weather situations.
How Lightning Works
This site explains how lightning forms. Click "Next Page" to read on. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Why Are There More Thunderstorms During the Summer?
This question is explained briefly. NOTE: The site includes ads.
NOAA: Weather Map
Students can click on this weather map to see the weather in their part of the country.
Watch a video clip reporting about thundersnow in Corolado. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Students can "Click on right arrowhead for slideshow" of this snowy thunderstorm.
eThemes Resource: Weather: Lightning
Explore these sites and learn how lightning is related to electricity, how it is formed, how many different types of lighting are known, and how the color of the flash can predict the weather conditions. Learn safety tips and first aid. Includes photographs, video files, quizzes, and animation.
eThemes Resource: Weather: Hurricanes
These sites are all about hurricanes. Watch videos on how they form and their strength. See weather maps and learn how to prepare for a hurricane.
eThemes Resource: Weather: Clouds and Cycles
General and some detailed sites on various weather cycles and clouds.
eThemes Resource: Natural Disasters: Disaster Relief
A collection of sites describing natural disasters and the various relief efforts. Includes maps, graphics, and video.