Wednesday, May 14, 2008

IF: ELECTRICITY


Here is my entry for this week's topic. As you probably already know, Ben Franklin used a child's toy, a kite, to prove that lightning is really a stream of electrified air, known today as plasma. His famous stormy kite flight in June of 1752 led him to develop many of the terms that we still use today when we talk about electricity: battery, conductor, condenser, charge, discharge, uncharged, negative, minus, plus, electric shock, and electrician. ENJOY!

8 comments:

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Great work! Wonderful rendering.. love Benjamin ;o)

timafli said...

Nice concept, very educational. Thanks for visiting my blog and give me comment.

rbaird said...

Well done K!

flossy-p said...

There's a really lovely texture in your sky, it almost looks like linen. Actually now I notice Ben's shadow being cast just behind him, and it now look to me like the sky IS a fabric backdrop... Ben is on stage and the lights are casting his shadow onto fabric. Wow, how cool. Like a dramatized recreation of the night, just for us! :D

mangosteenskin said...

great job! i like pencil work!

ValGalArt said...

WoW! soooooooooo awesome and it just reminds me how much we take all of this for granted :)

Connie said...

This is so wonderful; it really pays to go back and work at visiting one last time!

mike r baker said...

BATTLE OF THE BENJAMINS! :) My Benjamin says "howdy" to yours.

Nice work! :D