TITLE

Meet Mr. Franklin

AUTHOR(S)
Sirotta, Holly
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Scholastic Scope;1/9/2006, Vol. 54 Issue 9, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the author's meeting with Benjamin Franklin, printer and statesman, at the National Constitution Center in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The author actually met Ralph Archbold, a Benjamin Franklin re-enactor who was an expert on Franklin's life. The author asked him about the lessons he got from his famous kite experiment. In response to this question Franklin told that by flying a kite and a metal key on a string during a storm, he was trying to prove that lightning and electricity were the same thing. When asked about his favorite job, Franklin mentioned that he was a printer by trade and he had always been a printer and considered himself a printer.
ACCESSION #
19275722

 

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