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written by Robert Morse
published by the Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University
This item is part of a set of nine educator's guides for high school physics teachers exploring Benjamin Franklin's historic experiments. This page focuses on the topic of electrostatic induction.  It integrates historic text and drawings with the author's annotations and ideas for applying Franklin's theory in labs designed for the modern high school science classroom.  It includes a 1750 letter by Franklin describing an accident resulting in his own near-electrocution.

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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
General Physics
- History
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- Lower Undergraduate
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Franklin writings, electrostatic induction, electrostatics, history of physics, induction
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Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Franklin and Electrostatics

This web page integrates historic text and drawings with annotations and ideas for applying Franklin's theory of electrostatic induction in labs designed for the modern high school science classroom.  It includes a 1750 letter by Franklin describing an accident resulting in his own near-electrocution.

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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=3436&DocID=2514).
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R. Morse, Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Experiments on Electrostatic Induction, (Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, Medford, 2004), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3436&DocID=2514>.
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Morse, R. (2006, February 1). Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Experiments on Electrostatic Induction. Retrieved December 19, 2014, from Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University: http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3436&DocID=2514
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Morse, Robert. Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Experiments on Electrostatic Induction. Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, February 1, 2006. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3436&DocID=2514 (accessed 19 December 2014).
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Morse, Robert. Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Experiments on Electrostatic Induction. Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, 2004. 1 Feb. 2006. 19 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3436&DocID=2514>.
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