What causes thunder and lightning?

Watch the SciShow Kids video below then answer the questions that follow.


  1. An expert in the study of the earth's atmospheric phenomena including weather and climate is called a:
    1. Biologist
    2. Meteorologist
    3. Physicist
    4. Weatherologist
  2. True or false? Lightning is the same as a static electrical charge that you can create by walking on carpet.
  3. What are the two kinds of electrical charges?
  4. The charge in a cloud is:
    1. Positive
    2. Negative
  5. Lightning is:
    1. Hot
    2. Cold
  6. True or false? Thunder is the sound you hear when lightning hits the ground.
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