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Lightning

  1. 1. Lightning <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>Lightning is an atmospheric electrostatic discharge (spark) accompanied by thunder, which typically occurs during thunderstorms, and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or dust storms.
  3. 3. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>The Kite Experiment Benjamin franklin conducted a famous experiment called Franklin’s Kite experiment. Franklin’s experiment successfully showed that lightning was actually static electricity
  4. 4. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>Harmful effects of lightning A lightning strike generates a huge amount of electric charge. It can cause the following effects......
  6. 6. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>1. It can cause fire and shatter buildings resulting in lot of destruction and damage to the property.
  7. 7. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>It can burn trees and also cause forest fires.
  8. 8. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>It injures or sometimes even kills animals and people instantly
  9. 9. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>Lightning conductor A lightning conductor is fixed on the top of tall buildings to protect them from damage due to the lightning
  10. 10. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>Safety measure to be taken during lightning. Outdoor safety measures Indoor safety measures
  11. 11. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>Take shelter in a car or building
  12. 12. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>Do not lie Flat on ground
  13. 13. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>Do not take shelter under a tree because trees provide a good conducting path for the lightning bolt.
  14. 14. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>If you are in a group of people , stay about 15 feet away from each other.
  15. 15. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>Stay away from all types of water bodies because water is an excellent conductor of electricity
  16. 16. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>Open vehicles like scooters and motorbikes , tractors , open cars , open fields , do not protect us with ligtning strikes
  17. 17. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>It is safer to use mobile phones and cordless phones during lightning.
  18. 18. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>Do not take baths and showers during storms, as water is an excellent conductor of electricity.
  19. 19. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>Avoid using landline during lightning
  20. 20. <ul><ul><ul><li>Amaljudy.webs.com </li></ul></ul></ul>It is advised to unplug electrical appliances during lightning.
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