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written by Robert Morse
published by the Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University
This item is one in a series of nine educator's guides on Benjamin Franklin's experiments.  This page, focusing on the famous kite experiment, features Franklin's historic letters and descriptions, as well as related drawings and schematics from the 18th century.  The author provides insight into the history of electrostatic investigations.  Related resources integrating classroom labs and activities are available within the series.

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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
General Physics
- History
- High School
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Franklin writings, electrostatics, history of physics, lightning
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Topic: History and Philosophy of Physics
Unit Title: Pioneers and Innovators

This item is one in a series of nine educator's guides on Benjamin Franklin's experiments.  This page, focusing on the famous kite experiment, features Franklin's historic letters and descriptions, as well as related drawings and schematics from the 18th century.  The author provides insight into the history of electrostatic investigations.  Related resources integrating classroom labs and activities are available within the series.

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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=3435&DocID=2512).
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R. Morse, Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Franklin's Kite Experiment (Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, Medford, 2004), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3435&DocID=2512>.
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Morse, R. (2004, September 1). Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Franklin's Kite Experiment. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University: http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3435&DocID=2512
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Morse, Robert. Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Franklin's Kite Experiment. Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, September 1, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3435&DocID=2512 (accessed 1 September 2014).
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Morse, Robert. Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Franklin's Kite Experiment. Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, 2004. 1 Sep. 2004. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3435&DocID=2512>.
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