Updated: 6/2/2020

Storyboard Text

  • Lightning is an electrical current that occurs in a thundercloud.
  • Small bits of ice (frozen raindrops) bump into each other as they move around in the air.
  • All of these collisions create an electrical charge and the whole cloud fills up with electrical charges
  • The positive charges form at the top of the cloud and the negative changes form at the bottom of the cloud.
  • A positive charge builds up beneath the cloud. The charge concentrates around anything that sticks up eg. tree
  • The charge coming from the cloud connects with the charge coming from the earth and ZAP the lightning strikes!