|aAmazing Ben Franklin inventions you can build yourself |cCarmella Van Vleet.
|aWhite River Junction, VT |bNomad Press|cc2007.
|aviii, 120 p. |bill. |c26 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aSwim paddles -- Pennsylvania fireplace -- Armonica -- Bifocals, the long arm and the Library Company of Philadelphia -- Printing press -- Paper money -- Poor Richard's almanac -- The gulf stream map -- Electricity and the lightning rod -- The Union Fire Company and the Pennsylvania hospital -- University of Pennsylvania, street improvements, and daylight savings time -- Postal service -- The Declaration of Independence -- The Constitution of the United States and the Treaty of Alliance.
|aPresents the life of the statesman and inventor who played an influential role in the early history of the United States, along with instructions on building models of some of his inventions.
內容簡介top Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself 簡介 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 America's 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 America's independence from England. Encompassing Franklin's 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.