Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Carmella Van Vleet

By Carmella Van Vleet

Exploring every thing from his groundbreaking medical discoveries and his many helpful innovations to his profitable occupation as a author and printer, this interactive advisor finds the lifestyles and instances of 1 of the main well-known Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin. enjoyable actions and compelling biographical details supply younger readers a different portrait of 1 of America’s such a lot respected and unique statesmen. certain step by step directions for greater than dozen hands-on tasks mix with attention-grabbing proof and minutiae to provide children a finished examine the fellow who not just gave us the lightning rod, bifocals, and the put up workplace, yet was once additionally instrumental in securing America’s independence from England. Encompassing Franklin’s existence from early life to death—and detailing his relationships with historic figures similar to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson—this instruction manual presents an insightful inspect colonial the United States, whereas educating young ones how you can create their very own thermometer, letterpress, or Liberty Bell.

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The New England Primer was a 90-page book that also contained the alphabet and bible verses. It also had abbreviations and rhymes to help students learn letters and lessons. was an apprentice at his brother’s print shop, he would “borrow” books being printed there. The other apprentices would let him sneak books as long as he returned them in good condition the next morning. Ben confessed: “Often I sat up in my room reading the greatest part of the night . ” 26 C h a pte r Four : Bifocals The kinds of books Ben read varied.

5 Poke a hole in the handle and add a piece of string. Now, you’re ready to wear your hornbook and use it in class! ruler scissors piece of white paper black marker glue or rubber cement Clear Contact™ Paper, about 6-by-6 inches Time needed: 20 minutes string or yarn 33 Long Arm This project uses Super Glue and a drill, so you will need an adult’s permission and help. 1 At one end of one of the 9-inch pieces of wood drill a hole. The hole Supplies should be in the middle and about 1 inch Use the Super Glue to attach the 2 pieces of flat wood around 9 inches long, 2½ inches wide, and ¼ inch thick hinge to the two 9-inch pieces of drill from the edge.

Some of these ways include: using a hard-to-copy green ink, weaving tiny threads into the paper, using watermarks, engraving tiny words or pictures within the design (microprinting), and printing serial numbers and treasury seals on the bills. S. currency at some point in history. See if you can find out who they are. ) Use a magnifying glass to examine bills and coins. Can you see Abe Lincoln inside the Lincoln Memorial on the back of a penny? Pretend the United States is going to create a new denomination of money.

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