Lightning Facts: Lesson for Kids


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What is lightning?

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1. Which kind of particle carries a negative charge?

2. Why do the negatively-charged electrons in the bottom of the cloud travel to the protons in the ground?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz will ask you test questions on what lightning is, what forms lightning can take, and what you should do if you are caught in a lightning storm.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests what you know about:

  • The safe thing to do in a lightning storm
  • Types of lightning
  • Why electrons in the lower part of a cloud move to the ground

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about what lightning is
  • Information recall - remember what you read about which type of particle has a negative charge
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to decide what to do if you are caught in a storm

Additional Learning

To find out more, take a look at Lightning Facts: Lesson for Kids. This lesson will teach you how to:

  • Describe how wide a bolt of lightning is
  • Tell how fast lightning can travel
  • Explain how hot a bolt of lightning can be