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donderdag 12 november 2015

When Lightning Strikes

It’s too warm for the time of year, but not to worry, November storms will surely follow. Watch the video to learn how to survive them.

Read the following words and their definitions.
  • avoid: to prevent from happening
  • for starters: first of all, to begin with
  • leading theory: theory which most believe to be correct
  • hail: pieces of ice that fall from clouds like rain
  • repulsed: rejected, forced away
  • pent-up: held or kept inside, not released
  • steer clear: to keep away from someone or something completely

First read the assignment. Next watch the video. Take notes to help you do the assignment.

  1. Fill in the missing numbers:

    • Lightning flashes up to ............. times a second worldwide.
    • Lightning is a big streak of up to a ............. volts and ............. amps of static electricity.
    • It was actually Benjamin Franklin who introduced this idea in .............
    • Energy is released with a ball .............  times hotter than the sun.

  2. Do we know exactly how and when lightning will strike?

  3. Name the four kinds of lightning mentioned in the video.

  4. Does all lightning strike the ground?

  5. How can you tell how many miles away a thunderstorm is?

  6. Name three things you should avoid when you are in the middle of a thunderstorm.

Extra reading assignment
Halfway the video, James May mentions that “Ben Franklin was incredibly lucky with his alleged kite experiment”. He is referring to Benjamin Franklin.
Your assignment:
  1. Gather some basic information about Benjamin Franklin; in English of course, so search English language books and websites.

  2. Look specifically for information regarding Franklin’s “kite experiment”. What is this experiment all about?