BY: Joann Brzezinski

~Electricity is a force created by a difference in charges (+) an (-) due to gained or lost electrons.

~Ben Franklin didn't actually discover electricity by attaching a key to a kite during a thunderstorm in 1752

~He did discover what he needed to know in order to invent the lightning rod. The actual purpose of a lightning rod is to provide a path of least resistance from the air to the ground for electricity to travel through.


1.)A bolt of lightning can measure up to three million (3,000,000) volts, and it lasts less than one second!

2.)Electricity always tries to find the easiest path to the ground.

3.)Lightning is an example of electrical energy found in nature.

4.)Electrical energy is the most

5.)Power plants that generate electrical energy actually change other forms of energy into electricity.

widely used form of energy.

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