Ben’s Big Idea – Go Fly a Kite

Franklin kite electricityOn June 5, 1752, Benjamin Franklin decided to fly a kite – in a lightning storm! Several other would-be-scientists who performed this same experiment were electrocuted, so Franklin was actually lucky to have survived. But what exactly did Franklin’s kite experiment prove? Visit the Code Check site to find out.

Did You Know…? Franklin made major contributions to each of the four main disciplines of building inspection: Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical. Read more at Code Check’s page devoted to Ben Franklin.

P.S. I don’t know why, but the whole time I was writing the above post I had the Let’s Go Fly a Kite song running through my head! 🙂

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