Week Two – Question #4
In this portion of the book you have been introduced to Ben Franklin. Ben Franklin was truly one of the most important men in colonial America. The amount of inventions and ideas directly associated with this man is incredible.
Here’s what I want you to do:
- Check out more about Ben Franklin using these links.
- Then post a comment describing at least one way that your life today is directly impacted by one of his ideas.
Here are the links:
- Ben Franklin – Inventor from the The Franklin Institute
- Franklin Firsts from ThinkQuest
- The Inventions and Scientific Achievements of Benjamin Franklin from About.com
- Ben Franklin – Inventor from the United States Government Printing Office
benjamin invented the lightning rod and it has helped me in many ways ,its on planes on top of houses and it draws the lightening so it doesnt draw and hit something.
One of Benjamins Greatets inventions was called the Lightning rod. Now in days the Lightning Rod is used commonly to prevent common danger that was happening mostly back then. Now the Lightning rods are improved for more usage.
benjamin invented thelighting rod. That is one of the few inventions that has helped me, because during a lightning storm it keeps my electronics safe and undamaged YAYAYAYYYY :]
Benjamin created many inventions.One of the inventions that he created was the lighting rod.The lighting rod protects people in bulding etc. from lighting: Therefore, it protects me from lighting.
MY LIFE IS GRATLY IMPACTED BY THE LIGHT BULB. WITHOUT THE LIGHTBULB, A LOT OF THINGS WOULD BE HARDE THAN TO ACCOMPLISH THAN IT IS NOW. FOR EXAMPLE, WORKING AT NIGHT. DURING THE DAY, WE CAN USE THE LIGHT FROM OUTSIDE BUT AT NIGHT IT WOLD BE PITCH BLACK. THERE WOULD BE A LOT OF SCARED CHILDREN KNOWING THAT AT NIGHT THERE IS NO LIGHT.
Benjamin franklin invented the franklin stove. the franklin stove, was an enclosed fireplace and he was mostley worried by the ashes that would fly out and start fires!, so he bulit and more efficent one. that had an enclosed gated area to keep in the ashes and a chimney to release the smoke. its used now a days up north or sometimes they have them for looks. They keep people warm.
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Benjamin Franklin invented the Political Cartoon. It helps me because it keeps me educated in the politics. I do watch the news every so often, but when the politics are on, I have no interest. The Political Cartoon makes it more interesting so I would actually know something about them.
Well Ben Franklin has invented many things that has helped me and any other person in the world. he has invented bifocals and the odometer for vehicles of any type. he has invented the best things for cooks the pot. he has also protected us from lightning and helped us develop more things.
Ben Franklin invented the Odometer. It helps us today because it measures distance traveled, in automobiles. This is a very important invention becaus today drivers can see how many miles they drive.
Dr. Franklin invented many things but of them the one the srtikes me as the best is his franklin stove pot. This invention allowed people to make fires in there home whit out setting fire to their home.This got me thinking the frankin stove pot is like our Air condition it keeps us warm and cold.
Well, Ben Franklin had invented the the first fire company and I’m pretty sure that with the thousands of fires occuring all over in just seconds that they will probally come in good use for me and every one with emergencys of their own. Just look at all the lives they have already saved.
Dr. Franklin invented the bifocals, which doesnt techniquely benefit me directly, but it helps my younger sister and me at the same time. My litte sister’s grades were dropping, particularly in reading. My mother and I took her to have her eyes examened, and it turns out she was in need of bifocals. With her new glasses her grades were doing better because she could see what was on the whiteboard, and read what was in her book. This impacts me directly because I no longer have to stop what I’m doing every ten seconds in order to read something for her when she is doing homework. So it works out for all of us. She can read and I dont have to. 🙂
Ben Franklin invented the lightning rod which helps me alot today. When attached, it is the highest point of your house and so the lightning hits there and is taken directly to the ground, leaving you and the electronics in your house unharmed. This really does come in handy because without the lightning rod, lightning would hit you or your house directly and you would be unable to touch metal for a while.