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Swim Fins - Benjamin Franklin was an avid swimmer from a very young age. Throughout his life he consistently promoted its healthful benefits. At the ripe old age of 11 he invented a pair of swim fins. However, unlike today's foot flippers, these were attached to one's hands. His advocacy for swimming was recognized by his induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1968.

While the concept of the odometer dates back to ancient times, Franklin did create his own version. The concept was to attach the device near the wheels of a carriage, determine the circumferance of the wheel and the number of revolutions required to travel a mile, and have the device register the distance traveled.

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A+ Benjamin Franklin ... Three Graphic Organizers

A+ Benjamin Franklin ... Three Graphic Organizers

An hour of swimming can burn up to 704 calories in a 155-pound person!

An hour of swimming can burn up to 704 calories in a 155-pound person!

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Homeschooler’s Guide to Benjamin Franklin

Homeschooler's Guide to Benjamin Franklin - huge list of resources including living books, copywork, notebooking, and more! #history #homeschool

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin ~ Mini Unit (Crafts, Activities, Foldabl

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Benjamin Franklin Lesson Ideas

Benjamin Franklin Lesson Ideas SS1H1 The student will read about and describe the life of historical figures in American history. a. Identify the contributions made by these figures: Benjamin Franklin (inventor/author/ statesman),Thomas Jefferson (Declaration of Independence), Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with Sacagawea (exploration), Harriet Tubman (Underground Railroad), Theodore Roosevelt (National Parks and the environment), George Washington Carver (science).


Top 10 Yoga Poses For Swimmers

Combining yoga with swimming is a great way to add strength & flexibility. If you are a regular swimmer, then try these #yogaposes for .

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Create an Invention Station in Honor of Benjamin Franklin

Celebrate creativity and inventions with a hands-on learning activity themed to Benjamin Franklin.