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Benjamin Franklin's Great Discovery

Benjamin Franklin's Great Discovery

Author: Alissa Smith

K.6:2. Know the triumphs in American legends and historical accounts through the stories of such people as Pocahontas, George Washington, Booker T. Washington, Daniel Boone, and Benjamin Franklin.

NGSS: ETS1. A- Defining Engineering Problems: A situation that people want to change can be approached as a problem to be solved through engineering. Such problems may have many acceptable solutions.

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Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity!

Read below to find out how Benjamin Franklin discovered:


Source: (2014, August 29). Ben Franklin's Famous Kite Experiment. [digital image]. Retrieved from

A song about electricity, watch video and pay close attention to 1:35-1:50.

The Story Behind Ben Franklin's Big Idea to Discover Electricity

Watch the story told by other students of how Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity

Ben Franklin's Experiment

Read about how Ben Franklin's famous discovery of electricity was a very dangerous experiment

Source: Reyer, D. (2015, July 21). Avoid Damage from Lightning this Season. [digital image]. Retrieved from

Why is Electricity so Important?

Read and find out why electricity is so important for everyone, everyday