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Lightning! (#2213)

Lightning is one of nature's most awesome and unpredictable forces, striking the earth 8.5 million times a day. Ever since Ben Franklin's legendary kite experiment, scientists have been drawn to the problem of explaining how lightning is generated, yet today there are at least two fundamentally different theories about why it happens. This episode follows the adventures of three daring scientific teams dedicated to solving the mystery, and presents some of the most spectacular images of lightning ever filmed. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Information For Teachers

Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
405 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
Record Rights
Record and retain for 1 year from each broadcast. No duplication allowed.
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Series Description: PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

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