Franklin Experiments with lighting
Can lighting be brought down to earth
PHILADELPHIA-Benjamin Franklin a well known scientist ,experimented with a metal key,wet twin and friction to prove that there is energy in the heavens.Back in his lab,Franklin was able to get a spark from static electricity,so he decided to take it out outside.In a windy day,Franklin flew a kite on wet twin,connected to a metal key.The friction in the clouds was enough to send energy down the wet twin and create a spark that jumped from the key to his nuckles. This proved that static electricity can draw from the heavens.luckily Franklin was not exposed to lightning or rain,otherwise he would have lost his life.
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the leyden jar
Benjamin Franklin used the leyden jar to create the static electricity in his lab.
Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment
this picture is about when Benjamin Franklin when he is doing the kite experiment