The kite experiment was a scientific experiment which was proposed and may
have been conducted by Benjamin Franklin with the assistance of his son William
... him to stay on the ground and the kite ...
Benjamin Franklin's wildly dangerous kite experiment has grown into an
American legend. ... who performed this same kite experiment were electrocuted.
On this day in 1752, Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm and
collects a charge in a Leyden jar when the kite is struck by lightning, enabling
Jun 10, 2013 ... Benjamin Franklin first shocked himself in 1746, while conducting ... In order to
reduce the risk of electrocution, he opted for a kite on a dry silk ...
Jul 18, 2012 ... Image credit: Comstock. Benjamin Franklin loved electricity. He also loved the
turkey. One day, he put the two together. It all started as a party ...
Feb 15, 2013 ... Zap... zap... zap... No, Ben Franklin was not struck by lightning.
The venerable Benjamin Franklin probably didn't fly his kite in a lightning storm.
Learn where the legend of the kite-lightening experiment came from.
Jan 6, 2016 ... But not even the great Benjamin Franklin went from zero straight to ... who spent
his free hours electrocuting turkeys, engineering fake spiders, ...
The Ben Franklin Kite Experiment proved that lightening was in fact electrical.
Ben Franklin and Electricity is a story of pioneering invention and innovation ...
friends got electrocuted while they were working on this, so Franklin decided to ...