Editor selections by Topic and Unit

The Physics Front is a free service provided by the AAPT in partnership with the NSF/NSDL.

Report Detail Page

Item Picture
written by Robert Morse
published by the Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University
This lab manual describes Franklin's thoughts on the electrical nature of lightening and the use of lightening rods. It includes descriptions of historical experiments and studies and electrostatic experiments with simple and inexpensive generators and Leyden jars.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
General Physics
- History
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
= Unit of Instruction
- Reference Material
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Laboratory
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!

Safety Warnings
Eye Protection Must be Worn   Safety Gloves Must be worn   Minimal Danger  


Intended User:
Learner
Format:
application/pdf
Access Rights:
Free access
Restriction:
© 2004 Wright Center for Science Eduction
Keywords:
Electric Charge, Electric field, Electricity Lab, Franklin writings, electrostatics, history of physics, lightning
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created March 2, 2006 by Amin Parnian
Record Updated:
January 9, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
February 1, 2006
Other Collections:

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


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

This item highlights Ben Franklin's proposal to experiment with the lightning rod.  Historic text is augmented with detailed diagrams, photos, and editorial explanations.

Link to Unit:
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
R. Morse, , 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3433&DocID=2404).
AJP/PRST-PER
R. Morse, Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Describing the Lightning Rod Experiment , , 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3433&DocID=2404>.
APA Format
Morse, R. (2004). Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Describing the Lightning Rod Experiment . Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University. Retrieved October 31, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3433&DocID=2404
Chicago Format
Morse, Robert. "Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Describing the Lightning Rod Experiment ." Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, 2006. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3433&DocID=2404 (accessed 31 October 2014).
MLA Format
Morse, Robert. Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Describing the Lightning Rod Experiment . Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, 2004. 31 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3433&DocID=2404>.
BibTeX Export Format
@techreport{ Author = "Robert Morse", Title = {Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Describing the Lightning Rod Experiment }, Institution = {Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University}, Address = {Medford}, Month = {February}, Year = {2006} }
Refer Export Format

%A Robert Morse
%T Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Describing the Lightning Rod Experiment
%D February 1, 2006
%I Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University
%C Medford
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3433&DocID=2404
%O application/pdf

EndNote Export Format

%0 Report
%A Morse, Robert
%D February 1, 2006
%T Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Describing the Lightning Rod Experiment
%C Medford
%I Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University
%8 February 1, 2006
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3433&DocID=2404


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

This resource is stored in a shared folder.

You must login to access shared folders.

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

Is Part Of Franklin and Electrostatics - Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner

Benjamin Franklin and Electrostatics provides an overview of these laboratory materials.

relation by Bruce Mason

Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders

Supplements

Contribute

Related Materials

Similar Materials