Experiment and hypothesize just like Ben Franklin! Arranged around Ben Franklin's subjects of interest, chapters cover observation & innovation, weather, electricity, music, printing, and light & sound. Activities include a short introduction, materials needed list, procedure, and questions to examine afterwards. Easy, fun, and educational, common household materials are used. Learn how to build an optical toy shop, make a weather station, create an orchestra, building your own printing press, and more! 131 reproducible pages, indexed, softcover.
The Franklin Institute Science Museum was built in 1934 in Ben Franklin's hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The first hands-on science museum ever, it offers people a chance to learn about science by experimenting with hundreds of exhibits, including a 20-foot model of the human heart, a 350-ton steam locomotive, and a working weather station.
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