Posted tagged ‘lightning’

Electricity 9: Static Sensing

September 6, 2013

When enough electrical charge is built up, you can get a spark! Shocking!

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Electricity 8: Generators

August 30, 2013

Most often electricity is produced by a magnet rotating in a coil of wire, but something has to make that magnet rotate. There are many different ways to do this, we look at some of these in this podcast.

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Electricity 7: Magnets and Electricity

August 23, 2013

What can you do with a coil of wire and a magnet? Hint: It has something to do with electricity!

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Electricity 6: Making a battery

August 16, 2013

Are there any everyday household items that can make a battery? Yes there are! Want to learn what and how? Watch this podcast and find out!

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Electricity 5: Historical Scientist Benjamin Franklin

August 9, 2013

Is lightning a form of electricity? Our historical scientist Benjamin Franklin found out in a very shocking way!

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Weather #9: Lightning

August 12, 2011

Lightning is one of the most exciting weather phenomena on our planet. But what makes it happen? We can demonstrate where the charge comes from with some tubes and particles of different sizes: in this case, sand and beads.

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Energy and the Environment #12: Hidden Energy

November 5, 2010

Now it’s time for Rachel’s question. You might remember that she asked about converting lightning into energy for transportation. Well, first, let’s think about energy.

It exists in all kinds of things — hidden, sometimes. We don’t always think about things as having energy (or as requiring energy for packaging or shipping), but there’s energy everywhere. It just so happens that lightning (aside from being powerful itself) also returns nitrogen into the soil, which in turn goes into our food. So we already use the power of lightning, without having to lift a finger!

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