WONDER #1161: What Happens When Lightning Strikes a Tree?

Question 1 of 3

Lightning is a bright flash of what?

  1. electricity
  2. thunder
  3. ice
  4. gravity

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following is NOT often a target of a lightning strike?

  1. mountain
  2. building
  3. tree
  4. cave

Question 3 of 3

What might cause the bark of a tree to explode off the tree when struck by lightning?

  1. ants
  2. moisture under the bark
  3. cracks in the wood
  4. decay

Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/What-Happens-When-Lightning-Strikes-a-Tree.