Overview of Lightning

Did you know that the sound of thunder comes from lightning, not the clouds? In this section, you will learn all about lightning

  • how it is created
  • how it travels
  • how thunder booms are made
  • "cloud-to-ground" lightning strikes
  • "cloud-to-cloud" lightning strikes
  • "ground-to-cloud" lightning strikes
  • explore truths and myths about lightning
  • why certain things attract lightning and other things don't

In the first check point activity for this section, you will learn how to calculate the distance of the storm cell. In the second check point activity, you will create static electricity to safely explore the behavior of lightning with your own eyes!