Flashcards in Who was Ben Franklin? Deck (5)
What did Franklin do with Leyden jars?
He used them to store electricity.
Franklin’s first invention was for swimmers. What was it?
He made paddles for the hands and feet to help swimmers go faster.
When Franklin was apprenticed to his brother, he made a deal for his food budget that helped him save money. What did he do with this money?
He bought books.
What do Silence Dogood and Richard Saunders have in common?
They were pen names used by Benjamin Franklin.
During the War for Independence (the Revolutionary War) Benjamin Franklin asked his son William to quit his job. Why?
William was working for the British as the governor of New Jersey.