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Eve Plummer

on 4 October 2013

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Benjamin Franklin's inventions
-Bi focals
-Lightning Rod
-Franklin stove
-Wooden Swim Fins
-Glass Harmonica
-Long Arm
-Poor Richards Almanac
-Kite and Key
-The Library
-Paper Presser
Being a Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin is on the hundred dollar bill as a way to honor him. One of his wisest sayings is "a penny saved is a penny earned". Every time my family and I find a penny on the ground we think of his saying as we put it in to our family. piggy bank.
He was a newspaper owner. He would write articles for his paper, and then sell them at news paper stands. They also use it for the Declaration of Independence. It might get burned or thrown away.
Benjamin Franklin
By: Eve Plummer
The Paper Presser
In conclusion
Benjamin Franklin was an amazing man he was a writer, inventor, and a founding father. He paved the way for many of the opportunities we have now.
The lightning rod was invented to keep houses from burning down. The lightning rod was placed on top of houses so the lightning would hit the rod and not the house.
Glass Harmonica
The Glass Harmonica was invented for musical fun. Both kids and adults would play them. They are like pianos, because you sit straight and play with your fingers.
Wooden Swim Fins
Wooden swim fins help people swim a lot faster. Kids use them when they go to the beach or play in the water.
Bi Focals
Franklin Stove
Long Arm
Kite and Key
The Library
Poor Richards Almanac
Bi focals help people with glasses to see, things close up. It was like having two pairs of glasses.
This was a very efficient stove that burned less wood than a fireplace. People made breads, and custards, and he heated his house with it.
He used this to measure the distance between locations. The distance between Philadelphia and Boston was measured using this instrument.
In 1786, the ever resourceful Franklin invented the "long arm," which is simply a wooden pole with a grasping claw at the end. It helped him by reaching high things in his library.
In June 1752, Ben Franklin sought to prove that lightning was electrical by flying a kite in stormy weather. When Franklin touched the iron key attached to the kite’s string, he saw sparks fly between his knuckle and the metal key.
Ben created the "Mother" of all Nations. There were not a lot of books but after using his paper presser he created the library and many people came to check out books from his library.
Poor Richard's Almanack was a yearly almanac published by Benjamin Franklin, who adopted the pseudonym of "Poor Richard" or "Richard Saunders" for this purpose. The publication appeared continually from 1732 to 1758. and he used the paper presser for that.

Do you remember....
For the students only please. You are going to answer some questions for me.
. What was the quote that I mentioned?
.What did he use the paper presser for?
. Why is Ben on the $$100 bill?
. What made him so famous
Fun Question
What was your favorite Ben's invention? Why?


Liberty's Kids . Archive . Benjamin Franklin
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