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Amazing Ben Franklin inventions you can build yourself

Author: Carmella Van Vleet
Publisher: White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents 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.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carmella Van Vleet
ISBN: 9780979226885 0979226880 9780977129478 0977129470
OCLC Number: 154667708
Description: viii, 120 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Swim 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.
Responsibility: Carmella Van Vleet.
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Reveals the life and times Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers. This book presents an insightful look into colonial America, while teaching kids how to create their own thermometer,  Read more...

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"This book goes far beyond the usual kites and invisible ink common to most books about Franklin. Instructions for making your own watermark paper, thermometers, solar ovens, and even baked apples Read more...

 
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