http://mentalfloss.com/article/66551/true-story-behind-ben-franklins-lightning-experiment

Aug 10, 2015 ... In elementary school, most of us were taught that Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity by tying a key to a kite and standing in a ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kite_experiment

The kite experiment is a scientific experiment in which a kite with a pointed, conductive wire attached to its apex is flown near thunder clouds to collect electricity from the air and conduct it down the wet kite string to the ground. It was proposed and may have been conducted by Benjamin Franklin with .... Retrieved February 6, 2017; ^ "Franklin Discovered Electricity with Kite".

https://www.fi.edu/benjamin-franklin/kite-key-experiment

Despite a common misconception, Benjamin Franklin did not discover electricity during this experiment—or at all, for that matter. Electrical forces had been ...

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/franklinb/aa_franklinb_electric_1.html

Benjamin Franklin and Electricity. Electricity was on people's minds in the 1740s, but not in the way we think about it today. People used electricity for magic ...

https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/who-discovered-electricity

But was Benjamin Franklin really the first person to discover electricity? Maybe not! At the turn of the 17th century, English scientist William Gilbert established ...

https://history.howstuffworks.com/history-vs-myth/10-false-history-facts1.htm

American statesman and Renaissance man Benjamin Franklin was a compulsive problem-solver. Among his many inventions were rudimentary "swim fins" ...

http://factmyth.com/factoids/benjamin-franklin-discovered-electricity-when-flying-a-kite/

Oct 1, 2015 ... Electricity was written about and experimented with for at least a century, if not more, about before Franklin flew his kite in 1752.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEvLmgYvYX8

Sep 22, 2017 ... Did Benjamin Franklin Really Discover Electricity? Well, he wasn't the first to study electricity (see videos #1-7) BUT he was the first to get to it's ...

https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/science/leading-figures/lightning-and-sparks-did-benjamin-franklins-kite-actually-exist/

Oct 18, 2018 ... In fact, the idea is widespread that Franklin discovered electricity thanks to a lightning bolt that struck his kite, proof that the development of ...

https://vimeo.com/119487225

Feb 12, 2015 ... Mr. History explores how Benjamin Franklin's famous kite experiment worked. Producer: Jaimie DeFina Graphics: Autumn Neal, J Aaron Dullas, ...