By: Kyler Alexander
Franklin had to teach himself everything he knew because his father pulled him from school. His father sent him to work with his brother. Franklin was also a inventor and created very helpful things. Ben was a very unique person.
Ben walked into England wearing this hat. People believed he was fashionable because they never saw anything like it.
Ben invented bifocals so people could see better. They were two pieces of glass on a metal set so you could see.
The lightning rod was used to protect people's houses from burning down.
How Ben taught himself everything he knew
He taught himself algebra,geometry,navigation, and grammar. He also studied and partially mastered German,Italian,French,Spanish, and Latin. He did all this by teaching himself to read and reading books. He read a book about swimming, then copying its instruction he taught himself how to swim. He taught himself to write by writing to his brother by the name Silence Dogood his brother loved it so much he put it in the news paper. Later Franklin taught himself to publish the news paper at age 16. The reason Franklin had so many advanced words in his vocabulary is because he wrote poetry. Franklin was a very independent and talented person if he could teach himself all this.
Ben's early life
Ben's Expirements with Electricity
He invented the lightning rod to keep houses from burning down. Franklin was one of the first people to create vocabulary associated with electricity. Once he was trying to kill a turkey with electricity but it hit him instead of the turkey and knocked him out, this happened 2 or 3 times. Ben figured out Lightning was electricity by attaching a silk kite to a metal wire and then he put a key on it. Lightning struck it and nothing happened, Franklin reached out to touch the key and... It shocked him. Benjamin Franklin had a huge breakthrough in science.
Coonskin hat: the coonskin hat was one of Franklins stylish inventions it was ratcoon skin turned into a hat. Franklin walked into Europe and everybody thought he was so fashionable.
Lightning rod: the lightning rod was used to pull electricity down from the sky and safely down to the ground.
Online: Benjamin Franklin and Electricity/America's Library/World Book Student/2016/World Book/web/2016, February 26
Waldsreicher,David/Benjamin Franklin/World Book Student/2016/World Book/web/2016,February 26