Learn about science the same way Ben Franklin did--by performing incredible experiments!
Ben Franklin, the famous patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was also America's first great scientist. At a time when science was a mystery to most people, he performed incredible experiments that revealed amazing facts about light, heat, sound, electricity, the weather, and other aspects of the natural world.
Now the enormously popular Franklin Institute Science Museum shows you how to do your own exciting experiments Ben Franklin's way. He used common objects such as cooking oil, a glass bottle, or pieces of colored cloth to chart the Gulf Stream, predict the weather, or measure how much a molecule weighs. Using inexpensive, easy-to-find items, you'll discover how to:
Build an optical toy shop, including a prism, kaleidoscope, telescope, and periscope
Make a weather station with a working barometer, hygrometer, and other homemade meteorological instruments
Create an orchestra with flutes, water chimes, maracas, and a guitar you make yourself
Build your own printing press and print documents on paper that you make in your own paper mill
Perform these and dozens of other experiments at home, in the classroom, or as science fair projects--and enjoy the fun of it
The Franklin Institute Science Museum was built in 1934 in Ben Franklin's hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The first hands-on science museum ever, it offers people a chance to learn about science by experimenting with hundreds of exhibits, including a 20-foot model of the human heart, a 350-ton steam locomotive, and a working weather station.
The book, The Ben Franklin Book of Easy and Incredible Experiments [Bulk, Wholesale, Quantity] ISBN# 9780471076384 in Paperback by Franklin Institute Science Museum Staff may be ordered in bulk quantities. Minimum starts at 25 copies. Availability based on publisher status and quantity being ordered.