The Science and Technology of Ben Franklin
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The Science and Technology of Ben Franklin

Illustrated by Micah Rauch
Available November 2020! Inventor. Scientist. Diplomat. Printer. Benjamin Franklin was a very curious person, which led to lots of different roles during his lifetime. In The Science and Technology of Benjamin Franklin, readers ages 9 through 12 explore the life of one of Colonial America’s most fascinating citizens.
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Inventor. Scientist. Diplomat. Printer. Benjamin Franklin was a very curious person, which led to lots of different roles during his lifetime.

In The Science and Technology of Benjamin Franklin, readers ages 9 through 12 explore the life of one of Colonial America’s most fascinating citizens. They discover what it might have been like to be a young person in the early eighteenth century, when work and entertainment looked much different from today. Kids confront the same questions Franklin asked and follow Franklin on his curiosity journey that lasted his entire life as a scientific pioneer in colonial America. Through hands-on STEM activities, essential questions, text-to-world connections, and links to online resources, kids zoom in for a closer look into Franklin’s world.

Try these hands-on engineering projects!

  • Create your own instrument
  • Design hard-to-counterfeit money
  • Make an ocean current
Available In:
Hardcover, $22.95
9781647410155
Paperback, $17.95
9781647410186
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Charts | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 128 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Engineering & Technology
Leveling: Ages 9-12 |Grade Level 4-6 |

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
Meet Benjamin Franklin

Chapter 1
Sports & Recreation

Chapter 2
Heat & Light

Chapter 3
Electricity

Chapter 4
Furniture & Home Improvement

Chapter 5
Mapping & Geography

Chapter 6
Health

Glossary
Metric Conversions
Resources
Selected Bibliography
Essential Questions
Index