Benjamin Franklin: The Man Behind the Lightning Rod

Benjamin Franklin: The Man Behind the Lightning Rod

by Nancy Dickmann

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Why is Benjamin Franklin important? He invented the lightning rod and much more! Readers follow the journey of this inventor and founding father. Franklin created the lightning rod and other inventions that helped change the world. It's an electrifying story filled with engaging text and colorful images, all reviewed by Smithsonian experts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515878797
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 04/28/2020
Series: Little Inventor
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 25 MB
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Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Nancy Dickmann has written more than 150 non-fiction books for children, specializing in science and history. Before becoming an author, she worked for many years as an editor and publisher of children’s books.

Table of Contents

A Shocking Invention 4

Early Life 6

Becoming a Printer 8

The Franklin Stove 10

Electricity 12

Controlling Lightning 14

The Kite Experiment 16

Lightning Rods 18

Other Inventions 20

Founding Father 22

Bifocals and More 24

Later Years 26

Franklin's Legacy 28

Glossary 30

Critical Thinking Questions 31


Internet Sites 31

Index 32


Highlights the scientific process and includes inventions kids can relate to; Meets Next Generation Science Standards; Includes full-color photographs, sidebars, and facts

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