Ben Franklin’s Magical Picture

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Date Posted: 2/15/2017

Working with a teacher, students will recreate some of the electrical experiments originally performed by Benjamin Franklin between 1746 and 1754. These hands-on experiments highlight Franklin’s innovative contributions to science and government. Visitors will experience static electricity and may receive an exciting but harmless electric shock. 

If you participated in the Let's Do History Tour and are looking for the Ring of Fire activity, you can find at this link

National Standards

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)