Lightning and Thunder and their Relation to Speed (Member Created Video)
Grades: 3 - 8

Video Description: New November 2022! How fast are lightning and thunder? How soon do you see or hear them? Find out in this video created by students at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: STEM-47**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Include the video as part of student’s study of weather either as part of a class activity or for independent student learning.
  • Use the video as inspiration for students to create a similar video on a weather phenomenon of their choice. Have a video or two you’d like us to consider publishing as a “member created video” on the website? Email us at and we’ll get back in touch.


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.