What is lightning?• Lightning is caused by hot air rising and cold air rushing in to fill the space .As the ice at the top of a cloud is bumped about it creates an electrical charge and you get lightning.
• Swimming is dangerous during a lightning storm water conducts electricity.Safety • If you can hear thunder you are at risk of being struck by lightning stay indoors or in a shelter. • If you are in a lightning storm while you are in a car DO NOT touch any metal and you should be safe. • Do not stand under a tree on high ground. • Lightning can pass through the wiring of the phone and can electricute the person talking. • Stay away from over head wires and metal fences.
Facts About Lightning* Many people are struck by lightning whilefishing because the metal on a fishing pole canattract lightning.* A flash of lightning can contain about 1 billionvolts of electricity and could power a 100 wattlight bulb for three months.*earth is struck by lightning 100 times persecond.*lightning can run through the pipes and intothe water.
Bibliography * Inside lightning * What on earth is lightning? * Natural disasters thunder storms * Investigating weather extreme storms * By Bobby, Jayden, Teresa, an d Lachie.