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2. Sponsor’s Spot: The Southern Baptist Academy
3. Weekly Topic: Lightning
4. Printables Club Members Also Get …
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Subscription Management
#1. October 8, 2008
Hmmm….nothing special on my mind. Shall I say “This Space Intentionally Left Blank”? Nah … I’ll simply remind everyone that I can be found on Twitter and on Facebook. You
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Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. The Southern Baptist Academy
by Barbara J. Feldman
Lightning Printable (** for premium members only)
Although it has been studied since the eighteenth century, the mystery of what causes lightning has not been completely unlocked. Beautiful to behold, but occasionally deadly, lightning is a force of nature that must always be taken seriously. Learn more about the science of lightning and lightning safety at the following sites.
Education for Geo-Hazards: Lighting Strike!
“When you first see lightning or hear thunder, activate your emergency plan. Now is the time to go to a building or a vehicle. IF OUTDOORS … Avoid water, high ground & open spaces & all metal objects including electric wires.” Lightning is just one of the geo-hazards addressed in this safety site for kids. Be sure to practice the lightning crouch, it is the safest way to “hide” if you are stuck outside and can not find shelter. In addition to the multimedia site, you can download the hazard preparedness book in PDF.
National Geographic Kids: Lightning: the Shocking Story
National Geographic shares “electrifying stories” and “shocking facts” about lightning in this site for elementary and middle-school students. The site is divided into science (Flash Landing), survivor stories (I was Struck By Lightning), and a small photo gallery. Additionally, there is an interactive quiz (linked from the table of contents page), a printable word game, and a static electricity experiment. The latter two can be found on the More to Explore link.
NOAA: NWS Lightning Safety for Kids
This kids page from the National Weather Service is a collection of lightning games, most of them printable. Highlights are a printable crossword puzzle, two printable word search puzzles, and two printable coloring books. But my favorite click is Owlie Skywant’s Lightning Ahead, a seven-page activity book which includes quizzes, fill-in-the-blank worksheets, coloring pages, and advice on what to do during a lightning storm.
… Click to continue Lightning.
#4. Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in
the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Printable Weather Word Search
Lightning Wikipedia Printable
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#6. Related Games
Weather Word Search
#6.Quote of the Week
“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” ~~ Abigail Van Buren (born July 4, 1918) syndicated personal advice columnist.
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