The Nature in Action series captivates young readers, stirring their interest in science with dramatic photographs of the powerful effects of nature. Supports the national science education standards Unifying Concepts and Processes: Evolution and Equilibrium; Earth and Space Science; and Science in Personal and Social Perspectives as outlined by the National Academics of Science and endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association.
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What Is Lightning?
What Are Electrons?
What Makes Electrons Move in a Path?
Where Do the Electrons Go?
What Happens during a Lightning Strike?
How Long and How Wide Is Lightning?
What Is Thunder?
What Kind of a Cloud Makes Lightning?
Where Does Lightning Happen?
Different Kinds of Lightning
Safety in a Thunderstorm
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