Search our database of handpicked sites

Looking for a great physics site? We've tracked down the very best and checked them for accuracy. Just fill out the fields below and we'll do the rest.

You searched for "lightning", type: Website

We found 1 result on physics.org and 19 results in our database of sites
(of which 19 are Websites, 0 are Videos, and 0 are Experiments)

Search results on physics.org


Search results from our links database
Next

Showing 1 - 10 of 19

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.

Visit Lightning Q&A

Rating:

 

Hits: 3184

What is lightning? How does lightning happen?

A (student's?) attempt at describing the processes occurring in a lightning flash. A simple explanation is given but the assertion is made that physicists are still unclear of the mechanisms involved.

Visit What is lightning? How does lightning happen?

Rating:

 

Hits: 2541

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...

Visit The Story of a Strike

Rating:

 

Hits: 2388

Sparks and lightning

An essay describing a slowed down bolt of lightning

Visit Sparks and lightning

Rating:

 

Hits: 2855

Lightning, an example of a natural capacitor

A fast moving animation showing charge separation and lightning between storm clouds and the ground

Visit Lightning, an example of a natural capacitor

Rating:

 

Hits: 3373

What goes on when lightning strikes?

An article looking at four ideas behind how lightning starts.

Visit What goes on when lightning strikes?

Rating:

 

Hits: 258

Understanding Lightning

A comprehensive guide on what causes lightning and what is going on.

Visit Understanding Lightning

Rating:

 

Hits: 1602

Plasma Balls

Well, essentially, they are glass globes with 'lightning bolts' coming from a central electrode to the surface of the sphere. If you touch the globe, the lightning will normally follow your hand.

Visit Plasma Balls

Rating:

 

Hits: 2300

How Lightning Works

Everything you wanted to know about of how lightning works and its properties. Also contains a section on the water cycle. This site is part of HowStuffWorks.com.

Visit How Lightning Works

Rating:

 

Hits: 4358

Make lightning strike

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

Visit Make lightning strike

Rating:

 

Hits: 1899

Next

Showing 1 - 10 of 19