By Carmella Van Vleet
Exploring every little thing from his groundbreaking clinical discoveries and his many helpful innovations to his winning profession as a author and printer, this interactive consultant finds the existence and instances of 1 of the main well-known Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin. enjoyable actions and compelling biographical info supply younger readers a different portrait of 1 of America’s so much respected and unique statesmen. distinct step by step directions for greater than dozen hands-on tasks mix with interesting proof and trivialities to offer children a accomplished examine the guy who not just gave us the lightning rod, bifocals, and the put up place of work, yet was once additionally instrumental in securing America’s independence from England. Encompassing Franklin’s lifestyles from formative years to death—and detailing his relationships with ancient figures equivalent to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson—this instruction manual presents an insightful inspect colonial the US, whereas instructing young ones tips to create their very own thermometer, letterpress, or Liberty Bell.
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Ben further argued that the only people who didn’t want paper currency were the wealthy. In a famous pamphlet called “A Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a Paper Currency” Ben wrote down all his thoughts on paper currency. One thing Ben didn’t mention, of course, was that the job of printing money would Words to Know bartering: a system where people exchange goods or services for other goods or services. currency: another name for money. counterfeiters: people who copy money or make fake money and use it as real money.
Fill several glasses with various amounts of water to produce more notes. Now, you can compose your own music! To hold your music, here is a tabletop music stand you can make. 1 Supplies Lay your foam board (or layers of cardboard) on the cutting board and, using the knife, cut a 12-by-12 inch large piece of foam board (or layers of thick cardboard) square. Then cut two strips that are 12 cutting board inches long and 1 inch wide. ) Carefully cut one of the strips in half, lengthwise. This will give you two strips that are 12 inches long and a halfinch wide.
Cut the potato in half lengthwise. 6 Have fun and experiment with your letterpresses! See if you can print your If it’s large enough, you might be able to cut name or create your very own homemade it into thirds to make more letterpresses. stationery. 2 Use the pen to outline a letter or shape on each end of the potatoes. Your shape or letter will print backwards, so draw it Supplies backwards to begin with. newspaper 3 sweet potatoes or large baking potatoes (sweet potatoes work a little better because they are firmer) 4 5 utility knife* Carefully cut away the potato so that the shape or letter you want is raised about ¼ to ½ inch high.
Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself series) by Carmella Van Vleet