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written by Robert Morse
published by the Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University
This resource integrates historical documents and drawings to explore Benjamin Franklin's experiments using lightning rods.  It includes a translation of a 1752 experiment conducted in France, full text of Franklin's letters on the subject, and historic journal articles describing how to use lightning rods to protect buildings.  It is part of a larger collection by the author, where related activities for the modern physical science classroom are also available.

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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
General Physics
- History
- High School
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© 2004 Wright Center for Science Eduction
Keywords:
Franklin writings, history of physics, lightning, lightning rods
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Metadata instance created March 2, 2006 by Amin Parnian
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January 9, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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September 1, 2004
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R. Morse, (Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, Medford, 2004), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3434&DocID=2513).
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R. Morse, Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Lightning and Lightning Rods (Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, Medford, 2004), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3434&DocID=2513>.
APA Format
Morse, R. (2004, September 1). Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Lightning and Lightning Rods. Retrieved July 30, 2014, from Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University: http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3434&DocID=2513
Chicago Format
Morse, Robert. Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Lightning and Lightning Rods. Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, September 1, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3434&DocID=2513 (accessed 30 July 2014).
MLA Format
Morse, Robert. Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Lightning and Lightning Rods. Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, 2004. 1 Sep. 2004. 30 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3434&DocID=2513>.
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