Ben Franklin's Big Splash

Ben Franklin's Big Splash

The Mostly True Story of His First Invention

Book - 2014
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"Ben Franklin loved to swim and, at the age of eleven, he was determined to swim like a fish--fins and all. This ... account of young Ben's earliest invention follows the budding scientist's journey as he tests and retests his swim fins. That first big splash led Ben to even more innovations and inventions. Includes Franklin quotes, a timeline, bibliography, and source notes"
Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781620914465
Branch Call Number: 921 Frank
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Schindler, S. D.


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Nov 03, 2017

This is a wonderful book about a young boy who had ideas. When the ideas didn't work out they way he hoped, he kept trying until he was satisfied with his outcome. He is the embodiment of a Growth Mindset. He did not view his results as failure, but rather, as not being satisfied with the results which motivated him to keep thinking and keep trying.


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