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Make lightning strike

Cool interactive about lightning which gives you the chance to strike down trees, houses and people!

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We Don't Actually Know What Triggers Lightning Strikes

The latest thinking behind what causes lightning strikes.

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Lightning Q&A

What is lightning? Does lightning strike from the sky down, or the ground up? Can you have lightning without thunder? This site has all the answers.

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The Story of a Strike

One bolt of lightning has enough energy to flash on every light bulb in your town. Here's what lightning did to Gretel...

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What goes on when lightning strikes?

An article looking at four ideas behind how lightning starts.

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Explore Big History

Interactively explore the timeline of the universe.

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Vehicles and Lightning

What happens when lightning strikes a car?

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Squishy Circuits

An activity to do at home to explore the world of circuits. Make two types of dough, one that carries electricity and one that doesn't, to create all sorts of circuits and explore how they work.

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Fowler's Physics

Various applets allowing results to be taken for demonstration purposes.

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Line Rider

A fun toy that lets you build a sledge run and then test it out. You'll need a good feel for the laws of motion to get results!

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