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Lightning Rod a metal pole with a wire attached to it that runs to the ground
What is the purpose of a lightning rod? allows electrons that build up on a building to spread out into the air
Insulated grounding wire electrons flow through the wire and into the ground rod.
Ground rod electrons from the lighting rod, goes through the insulated grounding wire and exits safely out the ground rod into the ground
What is Lightning? ~Negative charge that builds up at the bottom of a cloud during a storm (not completely understood) ~Repels the negative charges on the earth
First part of lightning Molecules in the air split apart
Second part of lightning Sparks from the splitting molecules
Third part of lightning electrons travels to the ground (all molecules break apart and collide with one another and cause the thunder sound)
Is the lightning rod a conductor or insulator? conductor
Created by: NCCgradenines