Post a New Question

Physics

posted by .

Why would you get an e3lectric shock if you flew a kite close to the electricity wires?

  • Physics -

    Because the electrical wires can have a very high voltage, and kite string is not a perfect insulator, especially if it is wet.

    Franklin was lucky, experimenting with kites in thunderstorm clouds. He did take some precautions, such as staying dry trying to have the current bypass him and go from a key to a jar. But luck helped.

    http://www.codecheck.com/cc/BenAndTheKite.html

Answer This Question

First Name:
School Subject:
Answer:

Related Questions

More Related Questions

Post a New Question