June 15th is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, June 15, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Photograph taken down in the forest (c) FreeFoto.com. Photographer: Ian Britton

June 15th is... Power of a Smile Day, Fly a Kite Day, Ben Franklin's Kite Experiment (1752), National Electricity Day, Native American Citizenship Day, National Photography Day, Nursing Assistants Day, Recess at Work Day, Magna Carta Day, National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printable crafts, activities and coloring pages.

Image: Who Was Ben Franklin?, by Dennis Brindell Fradin, John O'Brien, Nancy Harrison. Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap (February 18, 2002)Ben Franklin's Kite Experiment
-- In 1750, Franklin proposed an experiment with conductive rods being used to attract lightning to a Leyden jar, an early form of the capacitor. The experiment was supposed to be executed on the top of the spire on Christ Church in Philadelphia. Franklin conducted the experiment in June 1752. By this time, he had realized the dangers of using conductive rods and instead used a kite because the increased height allowed him to stay on the ground and because the kite was less likely to electrocute him.

Read: Who Was Ben Franklin?, by Dennis Brindell Fradin, John O'Brien, Nancy Harrison
-- Ben Franklin was the scientist who, with the help of a kite, discovered that lightning is electricity. He was also a statesman, an inventor, a printer, and an author-a man of such amazingly varied talents that some people claimed he had magical powers! Full of all the details kids will want to know, the true story of Benjamin Franklin is by turns sad and funny, but always honest and awe-inspiring.

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Benjamin Franklin Printables
Ben Franklin Lapbook
How to Make a Paper Kite
Arts and Crafts With Kites for Children

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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