Franklin’s Kite and Other Electrifying Myths
Lecture no. 2 from the course: Understanding the Misconceptions of Science
Taught by Professor Don Lincoln | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
It turns out the usual story of Benjamin Franklin’s discovery of electricity using just a kite and a key isn’t exactly true. Get the real story behind this and other misunderstandings about electricity and reframe the way you think about how electricity works—in nature, in batteries, and throughout your home.