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written by Robert Morse
published by the Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University
This lab manual uses a letter by Franklin to motivate experiments studying static electricity. The experiments explore the transfer of electric charge during the charging  and discharging of Leyden jars.  The material includes detailed descriptions of how to set up classroom experiments using inexpensive materials. The manual also includes historical references and pictures.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
= Charge
= Conductors and Insulators
General Physics
- History
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
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= Laboratory
- Reference Material
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© 2004 Wright Center for Science Eduction
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Franklin writings, Leyden jar, conservation of charge, history of physics
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Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Franklin and Electrostatics

Franklin's second letter about transfer of electrical fluid in Leyden jars is accompanied by descriptions for setting up the experiments in a classroom.

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R. Morse, Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Experiments and Theory of the Leyden Jar, 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3429&DocID=2401>.
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Morse, R. (2004). Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Experiments and Theory of the Leyden Jar. Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University. Retrieved August 21, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3429&DocID=2401
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Morse, Robert. "Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Experiments and Theory of the Leyden Jar." Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, 2006. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3429&DocID=2401 (accessed 21 August 2014).
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Morse, Robert. Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Experiments and Theory of the Leyden Jar. Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, 2004. 21 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3429&DocID=2401>.
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