An instructional packet for teaching about thunder and lightning and the difference between sound and light waves. In the hands-on activity, students measure the speed of compressional slinky waves which are similar to longitudinal sound waves. Perfect for middle school students, but the resources could be used in secondary classrooms as well. The following resources are in this packet:
-materials, procedure, and result table for activity
-document camera notes and images on lightning and thunder
-responding to open-ended questions worksheet
-Venn diagram comparing sound waves to light waves
-grading rubric for writing activity
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