Steve Spangler Science: The Science of Lightning

Static electricity is fun to play with – unless it’s a ten million-volt lightning strike!

The word “static” means something that’s not moving or not changing. A static charge is electricity that’s not moving. Instead, it builds up on the surface of something like a fingertip or a cloud. It may not move but it causes other things to move and can create a tiny blue spark at your fingertip or a blinding blast of white in the sky!


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Electricity
K-6
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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