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The Rumblin' Road


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The Rumblin' Road

In this activity, learners discover how to determine the distance to a lightning strike or nearby thunderstorm. Learners participate in a series of exercises that simulate how the sound of thunder travels and at what speed. This resource includes information about thunder and why it occurs as well as lightning safety tips.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan, Simulation

Language:
English

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Weather and Climate
    • Earth Structure
      • Atmosphere
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Rate
    • Number and Operations
  • Physical Sciences
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
      • Heat and Temperature
    • Motion and Forces
      • Momentum and Velocity
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Sound
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Informal Categories


  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • hear

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • Free access

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  • All Rights Reserved, National Weather Service,

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