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Benjamin Franklin: STEM Activity Toolkit

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Overview:
Ken Burns’s four-hour documentary, Benjamin Franklin, explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century’s most consequential figures. This STEM Activity Toolkit frames the context of the film series, and provides guidance for viewers to engage in discussions and activities around science, technology, engineering, and math.

Author/Source:
PBS and WETA

Grade:
3-5

Discipline:
Physical Sciences, Earth science

Time:
1-6 hours

Concepts:
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.

  • Scientists ask and address questions. (P1, P3, NOS4)

  • Answering one question often leads to other questions. (P1)

  • Scientists observe, explore, discover, and communicate with one another.

  • People benefit from knowledge gained through science.

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