This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on lightening and its causes. Demonstrations show students what static electricity is and how it causes lightning by building up in clouds. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.