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Seasonal Science: Thundersnow

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What is a thundersnow storm? Most snow storms form when warm air moves into an area in the winter and rising warm air condenses to form snow. If the warm air rises very quickly, the condensing moisture collides with existing particles in the cloud causing electrically charged areas. When a cloud has charged areas, lightning can result. The accompanying sound is why scientists call these thundersnow storms.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 31 seconds

An animation of a mosquito biting a hand. On screen text, full belly, partial blood me. Caption: and she can lay the next generation of blood suckers.
Seasonal Science
Episode 1
2 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of a bear in snow. Caption: for the long winter's nap,
Seasonal Science
Episode 2
2 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
An illustration of hurricane recipe. On screen text, precursor storms + warm water + low wind shear. Iconic representations for all the three are depicted. Caption: Let's start with precursor storms.
Seasonal Science
Episode 3
3 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Pine Reproduction 101. Pine tree, a male pinecone, and a female pinecone. Female pinecones have a long protrusion from the center and pine needles around the edges. Caption: Each tree has female pine cones and male pine cones.
Seasonal Science
Episode 4
1 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of a Venus flytrap with a fly caught in one of the traps. Caption: and the predatory carnivorous Venus flytrap, of course.
Seasonal Science
Episode 5
2 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Small cloud representing an average snowstorm compared to a larger angry cloud representing a thundersnow storm. Caption: separating ordinary snowstorms from thunder snowstorms,
Seasonal Science
Episode 6
2 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Raptors. Diagram of a raptor showing keen eyes, curved beak, talons, and a taste for prey. Caption: Raptors migrate south during the winter months
Seasonal Science
Episode 7
2 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12