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Thunderstorm Development

This presentation focuses on the ingredients and triggers necessary to create a thunderstorm, as well as how thunderstorms produce lightning, hail, downbursts and tornadoes. (5.73 MB)
This teachers guide provides an explanation of thunderstorm development in addition to the information presented in the power point slideshow.


Thunderstorm Development Curriculum Guides
These guides are provided to outline the Grade Level Expectations (GLE's) for the study of Meteorology per the Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum.


The activities below are designed to provide the student a better understanding of the processes at work inside a thunderstorm.

In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the wind's ability to suspend rain and hail within clouds.
This activity will help students understand how lightning develops inside a thunderstorm.


Thunderstorm Development Quiz
The quiz, left, is designed to test the student's understanding of the atmosphere. The answer key is included within the document. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.