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This resource integrates historical documents and drawings to explore Benjamin Franklin's experiments using lightning rods.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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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

    Keywords:

    History/Policy/Law,Informal Education,history of physics,NSDL,Electrostatics,Physics,High School,lightning,Geoscience,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Electricity & Magnetism,lightning rods,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20070303020552380T,General Physics,Franklin writings,History

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    English

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