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9364D's Poor Richard


Entry ID #: 4862
Created: Tue, Jan 9, 2018 5:17 PM

Benjimen Franklin discovered electricity in lightning with a kite and wire. He began the modern advancement of technology as we know it today by taking a chance in a storm in the black of night. This video demonstrates a picture of what happened to begin the circle of enlightenment surrounding electricity and how we feel Ben Franklin influenced the world today as he became our STEM superstar.


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Benjamin Franklin founded the first public library in America, enabling resources for anyone to pursue science. This influential man of America discovered the origins of electricity. He proved that lightning is electricity that can be conducted, thus advancing the growth of technology. He is our STEM superstar because he helped us know what electricity can do in today’s world. The kite in the storm during the night was only the beginning.