1. Amperage can vary from
2. Voltage can vary from
3. Wattage may be
4. Temprature can be ______x greater/lesser than the surface of the sun.
5. Fear of lightning (phobia)
6. Fear of thunder
7. How many times did Roy L. Sullivan, a park ranger, get hit by lightning, who died a normal death?
8. You`ve probably heard the saying "lightning never strikes the same place twice" meaning a thing never has the same occurence more than once. What about the literal meaning of this? Is it true?
9. A thundercloud is also known as
10. Why is it impractical to harness lightning`s energy to power our communities?
11. What is needed for a thunderstorm to form?
clouds, heat, moisture
warm day, humidity, cool/cold front
land, water, heat
warm/hot front, humidity, sea
sea, heat, dry air
land, heat, dry air
wind, updraft, clouds
wind, heat, dry air
cool/cold front, dry air, land
warm day, humidity, land
12. (easy question) What is the specific process called when clouds form?
13. What is a cloud called before the stage of a (Number 9) cloud?
14. What are the tiny bits of ice in a (Number 9) cloud called?
15. What is the theory on lightning formation?
16. In a (Number 9) cloud, there are many (Number 14) particles. They crash into each other and small particles are released. The larger particles get the opposite charge of the smaller ones. For reasons unknown to scientists, the smaller particles get a
17. The small particles go to the top of the cloud, while the larger ones sink to the base due to updrafts, making the cloud like a giant (electrical component- which).
18. The charge of the cloud is that equivalent to the energy of a(n)
19. The immense charge is enough to push the earth`s _____ into the ground, leaving the ground to the opposite charge.
20. There are 3 different charges for a lightning bolt. Name them.
Electron, Proton, Neutron
Positive, Negative, Neutral
Positive, Electon, Neutral
Bipolar, Neutral, Electron
Both, Positive, Negative
Bipolar, Positive, Negative
Both, Proton, Negative
Bipolar, Proton, Negative
Electron, Proton, Negative
Negative, Proton, Neutral
21. A cloud lets out a ___________, which can be positively charged, or negatively charged.
22. The (Number 21) continues down, breaking into many branches. Once it is about 150 feet from the ground, the ground lets out a ______, which is opposite to the charge of the (Number 21).
23. When the (Number 21) and (Number 22) meet, the part _____ to the ground drains of its charge first. (In a CG Strike)
24. Once the charge drains fully from the channel, the cloud lets out a ________, which is about 10x faster than a (Number 25).
25. Once that drains to the ground, the ground may then release a ______ -which may be the opposing charge to the (Number 24) in bipolar strikes, going upward to the cloud.
26. A normal lightning strike has approximately
27. It`s known for a lightning strike, although, to have over ___ strokes.
28. A lightning channel is about _______ WIDE.
29. An average CG/GC lightning bolt is how LONG?
30. But it is known for CG lightning to strike __ _____ away from the storm`s main core.
31. This makes it very dangerous. So you have to follow the _______ rule. It means that until after (blank) seconds gap between thunder and lightning, wait (blank) minutes before going outside.
32. what is the calculation for how far lightning hit? (seconds= miles/kilometers)
1sec=1 mile, 1sec=1.6 km
33. This is known as the _________ theory. (easier)
34. What are the impure forms of glass formed when the immense heat of lightning fuses dirt together called? Hint: Latin class would be helpful here- word is Latin for lightning.
35. You can generate mini-lightning sparks by rubbing a synthetic fiber lightly over a cat, on a ___. You can so the same on plastic bleachers- rubbing (while wearing) a wool sweater on it then touch a metal thing- warning- HV. Do it in a dark room.
36. 80% of lightning is out of the cloud. True or False?
37. Rarest type of lightning?
38. Ball lightning isn`t actually lightning. What is it?
39. The rapid expansion of air around a lightning schannel is called (this is SO easy, that I am only going to put three options).
40. Math Question: You`ve just seen lightning, and counted 18 seconds till thunder. How far away was the strike?
41. Mythology- We name a day after the Norse god of lightning. What is it?
42. Who gave Zeus his thunderbolt?
43. What is the lightning capital of the world?
44. What is the lightning capital of the US?
45. What are the chances of being hit by lightning (year) in the US?
46. How much is your chance increased in Florida?
47. One in ________ bolts hits someone.
48. What are the chances you will get hit and die?
49. You are 6 times more likely to get hit by lightning than
50. Most lightning strike victims are women. (84%)
51. You have 60% more chance to be hit under an Oak tree than a birch tree.
52. Why is a car safe to be in during a thunderstorm? If lightning hits a car...
53. Percentageof surviving a lightning strike?
54. Caves are bad to take cover in because of the traces of metal in the stone.
55. A tarp is good to take cover under.
56. It takes just 650mA to kill a person if the current goes directly through their heart.
57. Most electrical currents, including lightning, does NOT flow around their body.
58. Anything that lightning hits gets electrified(electrically charged) for a while.
59. There is such thing as lightning "detection".
60. Who made those lightning seeing technologies though? Hint: 40 miles away from Gainesville, and about 35 miles away from my house in Orlando.
61. If lightning hits ____ nautical miles from a launching pad (usually 37A and 37B) in KSC, the launch is scrapped.
62. If lightning hits ____ nautical miles from a launching pad (usually 37A and 37B) in KSC, the launch is scrapped.
63. Lightning hits KSC ____ times per square mile(km) on average a year.
64. Alaska and Hawai`i are the least lightning prone.
65. The "______________" effect is a theory that states lightning activity isincreasing over large cities due to increased tempratures and air pollution collecting in one area.
66. Since the (Number 65)causes hot air to collect in a place, and hot air rises,
67. Why is lightning different colors? (CG)
68. What type of lightning can hit over 75 miles away?
69. What type of lightning occurs in the center of a cloud, then extends 15 miles up into the stratosphere?
70. What type of lightning hits too far away from the viewer to hear thunder?
71. What is a lightning strike called when it has hundreds of times the energy of a normal bolt?
72. What type of lightning is known to arc from the top of a cloud, striking 10 miles away, often in a sunny region, thus giving the saying "a bolt from the blue", meaning something totally unexpected?
73. What type of lightning is a term meaning sudden and at once, usually having only one stroke? Hint: Opposite of legato.
74. What type of lightning is the channel different widths, causing parts ofthe bolt to be brighter than the others?
75. What type of lightning occurs without rain, causing a fire hazard?
76. What type of lightning occurs from one cloud to another. (Quite obvious)
77. What type of lightning occurs in a cloud, unseen by viewers?
78. What type of lightning is similar to (Number 79), except the ground lets out a (Number 21), and the cloud a (Number 22).
79. What type of lightning is described in the questions on lightning formation?
80. What type of lightning arcs from a charged region of the earth to a region of the earth with the opposite charge?
81. What type of lightning is seen as a flash within a cloud?
82. The key in Franklin`s experiment was tied to a jar, making a Leidin Jar.
83. Benjamin Franklin was NOT hit while doing his kite experiment.
84. Many people succesfully replicated the experiment, remaining unharmed during the process.
85. Commercial airliners (like the ones for the public) get hit at least once a year.
86. Planes have what device to reduce lightning strikes?
87. Lightning rods attract lightning.
88. You can`t get hit while using the loo.
89. Lightning ALWAYS takes the shortest path to the ground.
90. Lightning takes the path of least resistance.
91. Voltage is proportional to the length of any electric arc.
92. Pure H2O is conductive.
93. Na+H2O is conductive. You`ve got to know chemistry.
94. Thunder sounds like it`srolling because of
95. Lightning strike victims often suffer memory loss and short term memory.
96. Lightning has a good side, too.
97. Lightning may be linked to the formation of first life.
98. Lightning is not beneficial to plants.
99. You have more chance of surviving lightning than a shark attack, and 10 times more chance of surviving that than a fast falling coconut.
100. Lightning has been known to produce gamma waves.
101. Jupiter has six times less powerful lightning than on earth.
102. You will hear thunder if a strike is 5 feet away.
103. Metals generally have less electrons, so they are less conductive.
104. Mythbusters busted that wearing metal piercings can get you hit.
105. You should wait until you hear the first bang of thunder before going in.
106. What animal gets hit the most?
107. How many planets in our solar system is known to have lightning?
108. Lightning splits some air molecules, creating nitrogen.
109. One bolt can`t hit more than one thing.
110. Lightning has baffled scientists for many years, and it still will, for there are still many mysteries hidden in that spark.