Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself
by Carmella Van Vleet
What a resource for units on colonial America. This interactive guide paints a clear portrait of Ben Franklin and includes 30 fun projects (making a potato battery, a paper mold, a thermometer, etc) that provide a closer look at daily life in colonial America and why Benjamin Franklin's inventions were so groundbreaking.
A National Council for Social Studies Notable Children's Book for 2007
Interest Level: Grades 5-8
Below are sample spreads from inside this book.
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