Tory Christie

Scientist and Author of Children's Books

How Conductors Work

"Thunderstorms are powerful. You have probably heard that it can be dangerous to stand next to a tree when out in a storm. Or maybe you’ve been warned not to hold a fishing rod or golf club during a storm. This is because every thunderstorm has lightening. Lightening looks for an easy path through a conductor. A conductor is a material that allows electricity to flow through it. A tree, a fishing rod, a golf club—even water—can all be conductors. You can be a conductor too."