Benjamin Franklin's Famous Kite Experiment on Lightning

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Who proved that lightning is a natural phenomenon through the famous kite experiment?

What ancient belief about lightning was dispelled with scientific understanding?

What causes lightning to occur?

Who discovered that when amber is rubbed with fur, it attracts small pieces of leaves, cork, paper, etc.?

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Learn about how Benjamin Franklin proved the connection between electric sparks and lightning through his kite experiment. Discover how ancient people viewed lightning and the fear associated with it before the scientific explanation was understood.

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