Benjamin Franklin: An Extraordinary Life

How shocking! Today marks the anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's discovery of electricity while flying his kite. A Founding Father of the United States, author, printer, politician, inventor and scientist, Benjamin Franklin contributed to society in many ways. Three experiments are demonstrated through this interactive program. Through his research, the kite experiment unfolded and from that came the lightning rod. Spark students' interests in scientific discovery and innovation just as Franklin's interest evolved from static electricity 200 years ago. It is incredible that the lightning rod has stood the test of time and is still used in the 21st century! His studies were revolutionary.

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