The lightning rod


The lightning rod was invented by Benjamin Franklin in the Americas in 1749. Benjamin Franklin was fascinated by storms and he loved to study them. The lightning rod is a conductor mounted on top of a building and it makes the electricity from the lightning go straight to the ground through a wire instead of into the building. This makes the building safe and it will not be destroyed by the lightning. The reason why the conductor is placed on top of the building is because it is the highest point and the lightning always tries to find the highest point.

Except from saving buildings, the lightning rod also save a lot of people from being hurt by it, which I think is very good. If there is no lightning rod and the lightning hit the building, the people in it can be hurt because it can start a fire and so on. You will also feel much safer inside your house if you have a lightning rod.

I think that the lightning rod is a very important invention because it has saved many lives and also buildings. It has also made people safer inside their houses. What do you think? Is the lightning rod an important invention or is it just waste of money and unnecessary to have one?


// Alexandra

Postat av: Andreas Larsson

Good article!

I think that the lightning rod does without doubt serve its purpose, that is one brilliant invention from one of the founding fathers of the United States.

2011-04-15 @ 11:13:51
Postat av: Marielle

Good article Xandra ;)

I think that the lightning rod is very important! As you said, it saves many lifes and many buildings. So yes, I think it is a important invention.

2011-04-15 @ 11:42:17
Postat av: Calle

Good article!

The lightning rod is a great invention and it is necessary to have. It also gave birth to other inventions so it is important.

2011-04-15 @ 16:27:15
Postat av: Erik J

Nice article!

The lightning rod is important, it saves lives!

2011-04-18 @ 15:53:08

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