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written by Robert Morse
published by the Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University
This article contains materials regarding the scientific work of Benjamin Franklin, and lab exercises related to experiments he performed. Writings and historical observations are integrated with lab descriptions to give students a better insight into his work. Videos of some of the experiments are also provided. This introduction describes the history of Franklin's work and describes the equipment that will be used in the rest of the lab.

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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
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General Physics
- History
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
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Franklin writings, history of physics, lightning
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Morse, R. (2006, February 1). Franklin and Electrostatics - Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner. Retrieved December 20, 2014, from Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University: http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3427&DocID=2347
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Morse, Robert. Franklin and Electrostatics - Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner. Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, February 1, 2006. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3427&DocID=2347 (accessed 20 December 2014).
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Morse, Robert. Franklin and Electrostatics - Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner. Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, 2004. 1 Feb. 2006. 20 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3427&DocID=2347>.
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Franklin and Electrostatics - Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner:

References Video Demo: Pointy Tab/Blunt Tab Experiment

This video shows sticky-tape induction experiments

relation by Bruce Mason
Contains Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Experiments with Points and Leyden Jars

Experiments with Points and Leyden Jars is the first lab manual in this series.

relation by Bruce Mason
Contains Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Experiments on Electrostatic Induction

Experiments on Electrostatic Induction is the eighth lab manual in this series.

relation by Lyle Barbato
Contains Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Lightning and Lightning Rods

Lightning and Lightning Rods is the sixth lab manual in this series.

relation by Lyle Barbato
Contains Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Experiments and Theory of the Leyden Jar

Experiments and Theory of the Leyden Jar is the second lab manual in this series.

relation by Lyle Barbato

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