How Does a Lightning Rod Work?

Answer

Metal attracts electricity, so it attracts lightning. A lightning rod is mounted high in the air and works by getting itself electrocuted and sending that shock down a metal rod into the ground.
Q&A Related to "How Does a Lightning Rod Work"
Its placed on the top of a tall building (because lightning strikes the highest point first) once it strikes, the electricity flows down the metal wires connected to the lightning
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_lightning_rods_funct...
According to the Solar Energy Industry Association, solar power can involve generating current directly from the action of ultraviolet radiation on treated silicon using the sun's
http://www.ask.com/science/solar-power-work-74767a...
The one-way rod is a popular style of traverse rod that pulls all curtain panels to one side. In an article for HGTV, interior decorator Rosemary Sadez Friedmann recommends this style
http://www.ehow.com/about_6629175_do-curtains-trav...
The average occurance of lightning only lasts about a quarter of a second. Lightning travels at amazing speeds of up to 60,000 miles
http://www.chacha.com/gallery/4615/how-does-lightn...
1 Additional Answer
Ask.com Answer for: how does a lightning rod work
How Does a Lightning Rod Work?
The lightning rod was actually invented over two-hundred years ago in 1749 by Benjamin Franklin in his process of attempting to explain exactly how lightning worked. He speculated that if a large iron pole with a sharpened tip were placed higher than... More »
Difficulty: Easy
Source: www.ehow.com
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2015 Ask.com