Ben Franklin Project

In-person – OH WOW! 15 Central Square, Youngstown, Ohio 44503 

Learn to Build and Fly a Kite! Connecting Kites to Ben Franklin’s Lightning Rod

Saturday, March 26th, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

***Must register separately for each event and each person attending, including adults.

Join PBS Western Reserve and OH WOW! (15 Central Square, Youngstown, Ohio 44503) as we build kites, hear from scientists and more as we focus on Ben Franklin, the scientist and inventor. This family event showcases Franklin’s observations and experiments about electrical properties of lightning that led to the lightning rod and scientific terms such as positive and negative charges and even the electrical battery. Ben Franklin is the subject of an upcoming Ken Burns documentary airing on April 4th on PBS Western Reserve.

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Learn to Make and Fly Paper Airplanes! Connecting Kites to Air Travel

and Saturday, April 2nd, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

***Must register separately for each event and each person attending, including adults

Join PBS Western Reserve and OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology. (15 Central Square, Youngstown, Ohio 44503) as we learn to make and fly paper airplanes, hear from inventors and more as we focus on Ben Franklin, the scientist and inventor. This family event looks at connecting flying kites to air travel. Ben Franklin is the subject of an upcoming Ken Burns documentary airing on April 4th on PBS Western Reserve.

Funding Credit

Corporate funding for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by David M. Rubenstein. Major funding was also provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by The Better Angels Society and its members Jonathan and Jeannie Lavine; University of Pennsylvania; Gilchrist and Amy Berg; Perry and Donna Golkin; Kissick Family Foundation; Deborah and Jon Dawson; Diane and Hal Brierley; McCloskey Family Charitable Trust; Cappy and Janie McGarr; Lavender Butterfly Fund; and Susan and Charles Shanor Charitable Trust.