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Lightning and Static Electricity


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The relationship between Lightning and Static Electricity.

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Lightning and Static Electricity

  1. 1. How Lightning and Static Electricity are Related By Drew Collins
  2. 2. Lightning <ul><li>Lightning is a form of static electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Lightning can be as hot as 30,000° C </li></ul><ul><li>A path from the cloud is made by electrons and a path is made from the ground by protons. When they meet ZAP!!! </li></ul>
  3. 3. STATIC ELECTRICITY <ul><li>There are electrons (negatively charged particles) and protons (positively charged particles). </li></ul><ul><li>When an object rubs against another object the electrons move between them. </li></ul><ul><li>Electrons move from negatively charged objects to positively charged ones. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Relation Between Lightning and Static Electricity <ul><li>Lightning is just a bigger form of static electricity. </li></ul><ul><li>Particles in the cloud rub together to produce static electricity. </li></ul><ul><li>Lightning occurs when electrons are attracted to protons on the ground or in other clouds. </li></ul>Static Electricity Lightning
  5. 5. Bibliography <ul><li>Weather Eye - http:// </li></ul><ul><li>eNotes - </li></ul>