How do lightning rods protect buildings from lightning?

How do lightning rods protect buildings from lightning

Lightning rods protect buildings by providing a path of least resistance for lightning to follow, safely directing it into the ground and away from the structure, preventing damage and fire.



1. Where is a lightning rod usually installed on a building?

A) On the ground next to the building
B) On the highest point of the building
C) Inside the building
D) Underneath the building


2. What happens when lightning strikes a building equipped with a lightning rod?

A) The building catches fire
B) The lightning is absorbed by the rod
C) The lightning is directed safely to the ground
D) Nothing happens


3. Why is it important for the lightning rod to have a connection to the ground?

A) To keep the rod stable
B) To protect the ground
C) To dissipate the lightning’s electrical charge safely
D) To make the rod look taller


4. What material is commonly used to make lightning rods?

A) Wood
B) Plastic
C) Metal
D) Glass


5. Can lightning rods protect the building from all types of damage during a storm?

A) Yes, from all types
B) No, only from lightning
C) Yes, including floods
D) Yes, including earthquakes


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