Lightning Conductor is a device which helps in protecting the building from the effects of lightning

A lightning conductor is made up of thick strips of metal

The top end of the lightning conductor is pointed like sharp spikes and it is fixed at the highest point of the building

A thick strip runs along the outer walls of the building from the top to the ground level

The lower end of the strip is joined with a metal plate and buried deep in the ground near the base of the building

If lightning strikes, it will hit the top end of the lightning conductor and not the building

Thus, lightning can be discharged easily without causing any harm, to the ground



NCERT Question 3 (c) - Write T against true and F against false in the following statements:

Lightning conductor cannot protect a building from lightning (T/F)

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