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written by Robert Morse
published by the Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University
This unique resource integrates the scientific work of Ben Franklin with lab procedures for replicating historic experiments in secondary classrooms. Writings and historical observations are woven into lab descriptions to give students a better insight into Franklin's work. Videos of some of the experiments are also provided. This introductory section describes the history of Franklin's work, and provides details of the equipment that will be used for the entire unit.

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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
= Charge
General Physics
- History
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Laboratory
= Unit of Instruction
- Reference Material
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- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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© 2004 Wright Center for Science Teaching, Tufts University
Keywords:
Franklin writings, history of physics, lightning
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This resource is part of 3 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Teaching About Electrostatics

This unique resource integrates the scientific work of Ben Franklin with lab guides for replicating historic experiments in secondary classrooms. This introductory section describes the history of Franklin's work, and provides details of the equipment that will be used for the entire unit.

Link to Unit:

Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Electric Force

This is a wonderful collection of materials on the scientific works of Benjamin Franklin, integrating historical background with descriptions of the actual lab experiments. The lab guides explain how to set up identical (or very similar) experiments in the classroom and provides video how-to's for several lessons.

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Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Franklin and Electrostatics

This is the introductory segment of materials by author Robert Morse on the scientific works of Benjamin Franklin. It integrates historical background and primary source documents alongside lesson plans for setting up identical (or very similar) experiments in the classroom. It includes a template for building a generator, plus video how-to's for several lessons.

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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=3427&DocID=2347).
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R. Morse, Franklin and Electrostatics - Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner (Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, Medford, 2004), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3427&DocID=2347>.
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Morse, R. (2006, February 1). Franklin and Electrostatics - Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner. Retrieved August 27, 2014, from Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University: http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3427&DocID=2347
Chicago Format
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 27 August 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. 27 Aug. 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:

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
Contains Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Describing the Lightning Rod Experiment

Describing the Lightning Rod Experiment is the fifth lab manual in this series.

relation by Bruce Mason

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