Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker

by Catherine A. Welch
     
 

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True or False? Benjamin Banneker used a telescope and mathematics to predict a solar eclipse. True! In 1789, Banneker calculated when the moon would pass between the earth and sun. And he did it without any formal math or science training. As a young boy, he worked on the farm owned by his father, who was a freed slave in Maryland. He helped to survey and plot out the

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True or False? Benjamin Banneker used a telescope and mathematics to predict a solar eclipse. True! In 1789, Banneker calculated when the moon would pass between the earth and sun. And he did it without any formal math or science training. As a young boy, he worked on the farm owned by his father, who was a freed slave in Maryland. He helped to survey and plot out the site for the U.S. capital city, Washington, D.C. He also published several almanacs that helped farmers, merchants, and sailors predict the weather and know the dates of holidays and festivals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822589976
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
History Maker Biographies Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Catherine A. Welch is an award-winning author and writing instructor. Her children's books include historical fiction, biographies, histories, and science books. She has received the following awards for her work: Carter G. Woodson Honor Book, Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year, and NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies.

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