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This multimedia resource from NOVA explores the electrostatic forces that cause lightning. It features a nine-minute Flash video, an interactive tutorial on varieties of lightning, an "Ask the Expert" question-answer session with lightning expert Joe Dwyer, and background information for teachers.

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© 2005 PBS and Joe Dwyer
Keywords:
electrostatics, lightning
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Metadata instance created March 14, 2006 by Caroline Hall
Joe Dwyer
Record Updated:
February 13, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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April 10, 2006

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Electric Charge

This multimedia resource from NOVA explores the electrostatic forces that cause lightning. It features a nine-minute Flash video, an interactive tutorial on varieties of lightning, an "Ask the Expert" question-answer session, and background information for teachers.

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J. Dwyer and Public Broadcasting Service, (2005), WWW Document, (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/lightning.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
J. Dwyer and Public Broadcasting Service, NOVA Science Now: Lightning (2005), <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/lightning.html>.
APA Format
Dwyer, J., & Public Broadcasting Service. (2006, April 10). NOVA Science Now: Lightning. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/lightning.html
Chicago Format
Dwyer, Joseph, and Public Broadcasting Service. NOVA Science Now: Lightning. April 10, 2006. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/lightning.html (accessed 23 April 2014).
MLA Format
Dwyer, Joseph, and Public Broadcasting Service. NOVA Science Now: Lightning. 2005. 10 Apr. 2006. 23 Apr. 2014 <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/lightning.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Joseph Dwyer and Public Broadcasting Service", Title = {NOVA Science Now: Lightning}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 April 2014}, Month = {April 10, 2006}, Year = {2005} }
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