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Weather and Atmosphere

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Weather engineers have come a long way in designing technology that provides advanced warnings of severe weather. Six lessons and six activities make up a collection of resources that teach middle schoolers about weather and weather...
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Benjamin Franklin: Goods and Services in Colonial America

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the impact of Benjamin Franklin's ideas on the goods and services available in Colonial America as well as analyze the importance of Franklin to modern society. While listening to "How Ben Franklin Stole the...
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Ben Franklin Timeline

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Celebrate inventions such as lightning rods, bifocals, and stoves with a Ben Franklin Day. Young historians conduct research and write a paragraph about an accomplishment of Benjamin Franklin including an illustration or collage that...
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Great Minds: Benjamin Franklin, Founding Nerd

For Students 9th - 12th
Did Benjamin Franklin really fly a kite to discover electricity? Answers this question and many others with a video that discusses Franklin and his contributions to science. There isn't time to cover all of his inventions and...
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Benjamin Franklin - Master of Electricity The Kite Experiment and the Invention of the Lightning Rod

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners study Benjamin Franklin including who he was, what he invented and his experiment.  In this inventive lesson students follow the steps of Ben Franklin and build a Leyden jar.
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Weather Alert

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Every time a bell rings ... there is lightning in the area. The activity provides directions to build a model of a lightning detection system. Similar to a system designed by Benjamin Franklin, the system uses static electricity to...
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How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Benjamin Franklin was never an American president, but he is considered a Founding Father because of his innovative contributions to American politics, science, and economics. Learn more about the way Ben Franklin influenced historical...
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Electrifying Franklin

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research and present information about Benjamin Franklin's life and accomplishments. In this instructional activity on Benjamin Franklin, 4th graders review idioms and sayings written by Franklin then compare and contrast...
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Benjamin Franklin

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Benjamin Franklin learning exercise, students read a 1 page article on Benjamin Franklin, answer 3 questions with multiple choice answers, fill in 4 blanks to complete 4 facts and answer 2 statements as true or false.
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Ben Franklin

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Readers are asked to use the provided graphic organizer to list the main idea and supporting ideas in a passage about the inventions of Benjamin Franklin.
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Ben Franklin

For Teachers K - 8th
Pupils meet Ben Franklin and research his life accomplishments. In this lesson about the history of Benjamin Franklin, students will visit several websites in order to learn about this Founding Father. Pupils follow a worksheet with...
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American Inventors

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this nineteenth-century American inventors online interactive worksheet, students read paragraphs about Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Graham Bell and their inventions and answer comprehensive questions. Students...
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Science Pen Pals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the scientific career of Benjamin Franklin. In this science instructional activity, students discuss Franklin's correspondence with other scientists and write letters describing Benjamin Franklin's experiments.
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Wisdom of Ben Franklin

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners recognize the wit and wisdom of Ben Franklin. They examine a list of proverbs of Ben Franklin and select a proverb to paraphrase. In addition, they create a modern proverb that has the same meaning as the one they picked by...
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Who Am I?

For Students 4th - 8th
In this Benjamin Franklin and George Washington instructional activity, students examine 10 statements and decide whether the each of the statements identify Benjamin Franklin or George Washington.
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Poor Richard's Almanack

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Pupils discover what "Poor Richard's Almanack" is and identify at least one element of good writing used by Benjamin Franklin and his work. They then identify what makes some of Benjamin Franklin's sayings applicable today and create a...
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Ben and Me Novel Study

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
The lightning rod, bifocals, and swim fins: it is difficult to imagine a world without the inventions of Ben Franklin. With the Ben and Me novel study, pupils research fascinating facts about the famous inventor. Scholars also write...
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Setting Goals with Benjamin Franklin

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils discuss historical accounts and accomplishments of "Benjamin Franklin" which exemplify good character traits. They create a display of paper keys which describe these traits. They relate these traits to their future goals and...
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For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study lightening and the history behind how it was used for electricity.  In this electricity lesson students complete several experiments on the invention of the lightning rod.
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Understanding Thunderstorms

For Students 7th - 10th
In this thunderstorm worksheet, students read about thunder and lightning and the forces behind both. They also read about the timing difference between thunder and lightning. Students answer three critical thinking questions about...
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Lightning It's Shocking, It's Frightening, It's Lightning!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders decide what they want to explore lightning, how to go about finding the answers, and deciding what skills they need to further study some of their questions.
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Making Friends With Franklin

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students will reflect upon the life of Benjamin Franklin in order to understand his place in history. Emphasis is placed upon the development and contributions he made to modern science inquiry. The learner uses readings to do various...
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Electricity and Circuits

For Students 4th - 5th
In this electricity and circuits worksheet, students read a 2 page article, answer 5 questions with multiple choice answers and read 10 statements and determine if they are true or false.
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American Inventors

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
For this inventors on-line worksheet, students read short passages about the nineteenth century American inventors Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Graham Bell. They answer 5 fill in the blank and answer 5 multiple choice...