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written by Robert Morse
published by the Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University
This web site contains materials on Benjamin Franklin's contribution to the understanding of electricity. Writings and historical observations are integrated with lab descriptions to provide insight into his work. Videos of some of the experiments are also included.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
General Physics
- History
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Laboratory
- Reference Material
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2004 Wright Center for Science Eduction
Free for education or non-profit use.
Keywords: Benjamin Frankin on the web, Franklin writings, history of physics, lightning, static electricity, websights
Record Creator: Metadata instance created January 27, 2006 by Bruce Mason
Record Updated: Aug 17, 2013 by Ed Lee
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January 27, 2006
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AIP Format
R. Morse, (Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, Medford, 2004), WWW Document, (http://web.archive.org/web/20090208162441/http://www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center/personal_pages/bob_m/).
AJP/PRST-PER
R. Morse, Benjamin Franklin and Electrostatics (Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, Medford, 2004), <http://web.archive.org/web/20090208162441/http://www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center/personal_pages/bob_m/>.
APA Format
Morse, R. (2006, January 27). Benjamin Franklin and Electrostatics. Retrieved August 31, 2014, from Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University: http://web.archive.org/web/20090208162441/http://www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center/personal_pages/bob_m/
Chicago Format
Morse, Robert. Benjamin Franklin and Electrostatics. Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, January 27, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20090208162441/http://www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center/personal_pages/bob_m/ (accessed 31 August 2014).
MLA Format
Morse, Robert. Benjamin Franklin and Electrostatics. Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, 2004. 27 Jan. 2006. 31 Aug. 2014 <http://web.archive.org/web/20090208162441/http://www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center/personal_pages/bob_m/>.
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@misc{ Author = "Robert Morse", Title = {Benjamin Franklin and Electrostatics}, Publisher = {Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {31 August 2014}, Month = {January 27, 2006}, Year = {2004} }
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