Archive for Thursday, March 6, 2003

Catching static

March 6, 2003

Ben Franklin (as portrayed by re-enactor John Walburn) demonstrates static electricity by moving a dangling string with a comb he had a student "charge" by brushing it through her hair. "Franklin" visited West Elementary School students Feb. 27, sharing facts about the historic figure, including his curiosity about science. The students learned Franklin created wooden swimming fins in addition to his fabled discoveries about electricity.

The visit was part of a program through Character Development Advocacy of Douglas County.

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