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With over 25 hands-on building projects and activities, Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the life and times of one of Americas greatest thinkers. From his groundbreaking scientific discoveries and inventions to his career as a writer, printer, and politician, Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions gives young readers a comprehensive look at the man who gave us the lightning rod, the armonica, bifocals, the post office, the first public library, "Poor Richards Almanac," and so much more.
Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions provides detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach readers about the courage, creativity, and determination of Ben Franklin. The text and projects in this book provide readers and teachers an interdisciplinary framework through which to understand Ben Franklin and his environment growing up in a young America. Furthermore, Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions meets Common Core State Standards for reading informational text. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
Exploring everything from his groundbreaking scientific discoveries and his many useful inventions to his successful career as a writer and printer, this interactive guide reveals the life and times of one of the most famous Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin. Fun activities and compelling biographical information offer young readers a unique portrait of one of Americas most revered and original statesmen. Detailed step-by-step instructions for more than two dozen hands-on projects combine with fascinating facts and trivia to give kids a comprehensive look at the man who not only gave us the lightning rod, bifocals, and the post office, but was also instrumental in securing Americas independence from England. Encompassing Franklins life from childhood to death—and detailing his relationships with historical figures such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson—this handbook provides an insightful look into colonial America, while teaching kids how to create their own thermometer, letterpress, or Liberty Bell.
About the Author
Rachel Dickinson is a travel, nature, and science writer whose articles have been published in Audubon, The Christian Science Monitor, National Geographic Traveler, and USA Weekend. She is the author of Tools of the Ancient Romans, Tools of Navigation and The Witch's Handbook.
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