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Benjamin Banneker: African American Trailblazers (History Maker Bios)
     

Benjamin Banneker: African American Trailblazers (History Maker Bios)

by Catherine A. Welch
 
True or False? Bejamin 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 man, he built a clock out of wood, using just a carving knife.
-He helped to survey and plot out the site for

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True or False? Bejamin 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 man, he built a clock out of wood, using just a carving knife.
-He helped to survey and plot out the site for the U.S. capital, Washington, D.C.
-He published several almanacs that helped farmers, merchants, and sailors predict the weather and know the dates of holidays and festivals.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760786406
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
12/25/2007
Series:
History Maker Bios Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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