Presentation on theme: "Lightning By Butler, Henry, and Thomas How Does Lightning Work? When positive(+) charges form at the top of the cloud and negative(-) charges form at."— Presentation transcript:
How Does Lightning Work? When positive(+) charges form at the top of the cloud and negative(-) charges form at the bottom of the cloud there are also some positive charges on the ground. When the – charge in the cloud tries to connect with + charges on the ground it sends a - streamer down and + send a streamer up. When they meet, lightning forms in the sky!
Some unlucky people that got struck by lightning 27 people have died this year 224 have been injured this year In AL there have been 2 dead and 14 injured in 2010
Ways to avoid getting struck by lightning Lightning will most likely strike trees, poles and water. To get away from lightning you need to find shelter. Once you get inside, You should stay away from TVs, microwaves, computers and anything that uses electricity.
What are different types of lightning? Cloud to Ground When lightning strikes the ground Heat Lightning When lightning strikes way up in a cloud so far away there is no thunder Ribbon Lightning When it looks like streamers flashing through the sky Intracloud Lightning When lightning strikes inside of a cloud Intercloud Lightning When lightning strikes between two clouds