Fun Science Projects for Kids

What Was That?

Imagine if hearing a clap of thunder or seeing a bolt of lightning caused you cry out, "What was that?" In ancient times, people didn't know anything about thunder and lightning or how they were caused. So they made up stories to "explain" these mysteries.

One Native American tribe believed that thunder and lightning were the signs of gods attacking evil men on Earth. In fact, most ancient people thought thunder was the sound of gods either talking or fighting, and lightning flashes were their spears.

What You'll Need:

  • Paper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Markers

Step 1: Imagine that you lived long before modern science. Make up your own legend to explain thunder and lightning -- or any other weather phenomenon.

Step 2: Write out your legend (or type it on your computer and print it out); then, draw pictures to illustrate it.

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