The week before Thanksgiving, we had an impromptu discussion about lightning at morning meeting. The children offered several theories about what it is and where it comes from, and these theories inspired more questions:
Lou Lou: At Gibson Island, we go to the beach and lightning moves the water. And then lightning makes the sky turn different colors.
Grace: Lightning comes from clouds.
Austin: I think it’s from heaven. I think it comes from space. I think it’s very long and tall. I think it may look like it’s coming from clouds but it goes through clouds.
Sally: When lightning is a baby it’s that small, and then it gets bigger, and then it can move lightning speed.
Elle: What does it do when it dives down to earth? And where does it come from in outer space?
by Lisa & Rachael
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