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Describe Franklin’s experiment. What did he conclude from his experiment? - Physics

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Describe Franklin’s experiment. What did he conclude from his experiment?

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FRANKLIN’S EXPERIMENT:  Flying a kite in a storm was perhaps Benjamin Franklin's most famous experiment that led to the invention of the lightning rod and the understanding of positive and negative charges. The connection between electricity and lightning was known but not fully understood. By conducting the kite experiment Franklin proved that lightning was an electrical discharge and realized that it can be charged over a conductor into the ground providing a safe alternative path and eliminating the risk of deadly fires. 

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Selina Concise Physics Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 8 Electricity
Exercise 8 (B) (Short/Long answer questions) | Q 42 | Page 168
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