Learning Lesson: Determining distance to a Thunderstorm

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Link to Resource: https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/ll_distance
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Weather Service (NWS)
Summary:Thunder is the result of the rapid expansion of super heated air caused by the extremely high temperature of lightning. Through a series of examples, the student will be able to determine the distance to a lightning strike.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D; ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-5; MS-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; activities; atmosphere; atmospheric science; high school; meteorology; middle school; noaa; nws; severe weather; weather; weather hazards
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