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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.


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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.
Students can use different weather maps and try to predict the weather.
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 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.
Answer these 5 questions to see how much you know about lightning safety.
This site offers wonderful pictures of lightning in different weather situations.
This site explains how lightning forms. Click "Next Page" to read on. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This question is explained briefly. NOTE: The site includes ads.
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.
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.
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.
General and some detailed sites on various weather cycles and clouds.
A collection of sites describing natural disasters and the various relief efforts. Includes maps, graphics, and video.

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