Ben Franklin’s Curious Kite Ben Franklin’s Curious Kite
ReadOasis Step 4 (Part 2) Photo by GPTMC Now we see the reason for the kite. Franklin made it especially to fly in a... Ben Franklin’s Curious Kite

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Now we see the reason for the kite. Franklin made it especially to fly in a storm. It was not a typical paper kite. He wanted a kite that would fly when it rained. Rain would spoil a paper kite in a minute, so instead of paper, Franklin used silk to cover his kite.

Then he put a little, sharp, pointed wire at the top of his kite. This was a kind of lightning rod to draw the lightning into the kite. For the kite string, he used a common string. And near...

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