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

Aug 10, 2015 ... The True Story Behind Ben Franklin's Lightning Experiment ... In elementary school, most of us were taught that Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity by ... Little did Franklin know that his original letter to Collinson, once ...

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 ... However, Franklin did notice that loose threads of the kite string were ...

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

We all know the story of Franklin's famous kite-in-a-thunderstorm experiment. ... common misconception, Benjamin Franklin did not discover electricity during this  ...

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

It did, however, have to be discovered and understood. Most people give credit to Benjamin Franklin for discovering electricity. Benjamin Franklin had one of the ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/franklin-flies-kite-during-thunderstorm

Feb 25, 2019 ... On this day in 1752, Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a ... Franklin became interested in electricity in the mid-1740s, a time when ... In 1723, following a dispute with his brother, Franklin left Boston and ended up in Philadelphia, where he found .... Perhaps the German occupation of Paris did ...read more ...

http://old.post-gazette.com/healthscience/20020527franklin0527p2.asp

May 27, 2002 ... Ben Franklin "discovers" electricity. But as next ... However, the experiment did not make Franklin the discoverer of electricity. The ancient ...

https://gizmodo.com/exactly-261-years-ago-ben-franklin-flew-a-kite-in-a-li-512285852

Jun 10, 2013 ... Benjamin Franklin first shocked himself in 1746, while conducting experiments on electricity with found objects from around his house.

http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=4026

May 16, 2013 ... The Greeks did not know they had discovered static electricity, but they ... Among those who studied electricity was Benjamin Franklin.

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

Though he didn't discover electricity, Benjamin Franklin coined most of the words we ... Did Franklin actually test his theories by flying a kite in a thunderstorm?