Lightning is a electrostatic discharge produced during a thunderstorm. It happens so fast, and it's so hot that it produces a shock wave, which you hear as thunder.
Human Voltage: What Happens When People and Lightning Converge
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Scientists discuss the statistics, biology, and safety of when lightning strikes people.
Kidstorm: Lightning
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] How lightning happens, and lightning safety.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Images of lightning strikes and thunderstorms with lightning
A Lightning Primer from the GHCC
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Contains research on different types of lightning.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Short quiz to see how much you know about lightning.
Lightning: Just for Kids
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Explains how lightning works, how much lightning there is and that it's dangerous.
Lightning: The Shocking Story
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn about the science and the stories behind the bolts that strike our Earth a hundred times every second.
National Lightning Safety Institute
[ Mature Teens ] Education, and research services relating to lightning hazard mitigation.
Previous Photos Index
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Photos of lightning.
Weather Wiz Kids: Lightning
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Has safe experiments to learn about lightning, what causes lightning, and how it's related to static electricity.
Web Weather for Kids - Lightning
[ Kids/Teens ] Information about how lightning forms, safety tips, a story about ball lightning and an experiment to calculate how far away a storm is.
Wikipedia: Lightning
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn about research and different types of lightning.
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May 24, 2014 at 6:05:04 UTC
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