Unit Overview Materials (Unit Overview, NGSS Elements, Teacher Edition, Student Edition)
What parts of the (smaller-scale) system might be causing the (smaller-scale) lightning?
What is happening at a particle level to produce static effects?
How can something that is neutral have an attractive or repulsive interaction with another object without any contact?
Why do the electrons build up in the cloud and then jump to the ground suddenly?
Why are some places safer than others when lightning strikes?
Playlist of Teacher Videos
Playlist of Student Videos
What is the spark in the water dropper system and what else is happening in the system before it appears?
What is causing static in a lightning system?
How can we revise our models to explain what we have figured out about the lightning system?
Why are some structures safer than others (and safer than being outside)?
When and where does lightning occur and what are its impacts?
What is going on when we produce static electricity?
How are electrostatic forces affected by the amount of charge and distance between them?
How much energy does it take to make a lightning strike across miles of air, and where does the energy come from?
Why are you supposed to get away from water when there is lightning nearby?