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Although Ben Franklin’s kite experiment resulted in the invention of the lightning rod which helps keep lighting from destroying our homes, that is not an experiment we want our children to try because it can be fatal. But the notion that there are negative and positive forces all around us can tell our students to be aware that we have the power to attract positive thoughts and actions and to reject negative thoughts, actions and people who would lead us to negative actions. This is a God given power which our students should remember and be grateful to Him for all His blessings.
This science experiment demonstrates static electricity. Benjamin Franklin’s experiment with electricity proposed that electrical fluid (as electricity was called then) had positive and negative properties, and was the first to discover the principle of conservation of charges. Franklin was not only a scientist, author, publisher and inventor, he was a man who was pulled out of school at an early age to help support his family, but through self-education became a man who influenced the set of principles on which our country was founded. Honoring Benjamin Franklin is a reminder that through God, all things are possible. Check out our guest post over at Hip Homeschool Moms!
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