Ben Franklin and Electricity
By Yuki Furuya
       Benjamin Franklin was a scientist who researched about electricity in 1752. He started experimenting when his friend, Peter Collinson gave him an electrical tube. Ben began to perform experiments using his electrical tube and he became very interested in electricity. He developed many of the terms we use today: battery, conductor, condenser, charge, discharge, uncharged, charged, negative, minus, plus, electric shock and electrician. He proved that lightening is a form of electricity by flying a kite in a storm.
              On a stormy night in June in 1752, Ben Franklin flew his kite in the storm. He put a metal key on the kite to see if his thought was right: " Lightening would go through metal."  It did with a Crash!
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