Unit C.2 (Round 4)
Structure & Properties of Matter

What causes lightning and why are some places safer than others when it strikes?

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Unit Resources and Lessons Documents

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Unit Resources

Unit Overview Materials (Unit Overview, NGSS Elements, Teacher Edition, Student Edition)

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What parts of the (smaller-scale) system might be causing the (smaller-scale) lightning?

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What is happening at a particle level to produce static effects?

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How can something that is neutral have an attractive or repulsive interaction with another object without any contact?

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Why do the electrons build up in the cloud and then jump to the ground suddenly?

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Why are some places safer than others when lightning strikes?

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What is the spark in the water dropper system and what else is happening in the system before it appears?

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What is causing static in a lightning system?

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How can we revise our models to explain what we have figured out about the lightning system?

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Why are some structures safer than others (and safer than being outside)?

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When and where does lightning occur and what are its impacts?

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What is going on when we produce static electricity?

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How are electrostatic forces affected by the amount of charge and distance between them?

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How much energy does it take to make a lightning strike across miles of air, and where does the energy come from?

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Why are you supposed to get away from water when there is lightning nearby?