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Ben Franklin’s Curious Kite (Step 3) Ben Franklin’s Curious Kite (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 2) Now we see the reason for the kite. Franklin made it especially to fly in a storm. It was... Ben Franklin’s Curious Kite (Step 3)

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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 damage a paper kite in seconds, so instead of paper, Franklin used silk to cover his kite.

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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. Near the...

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