The Processes that Form Lightning


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What occurs when lightning strokes happen several times in rapid succession and appear to us to be flickering?

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1. What shoots down a finger of negative electricity from a cloud in an attempt to reach the positively charged ground?

2. What occurs when the development of a thunderstorm causes positive and negative electrical charges to be separated?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about the processes of lightning formation by using the quiz and worksheet. Lightning terms are addressed on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can check your understanding of:

  • Type of lightning that is associated with thunderstorms
  • Something that occurs due to the separation of positive and negative electrical charges in a storm
  • The term for lightning strokes happening several times in rapid succession
  • A finger of electricity from a cloud to the ground

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about something that shoots down a finger of negative electricity from a cloud
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on lightning formation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how lightning develops and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can learn more if you use the lesson called The Processes that Form Lightning. Objectives you can complete include:

  • Determine what lightning is
  • Identify the types of lightning
  • See how thunderstorms develop