Become an Inventor

Benjamin Franklin was one of the most inventive individuals of his age.  His discoveries, including electricity, changed his world and helped shape ours.  Sometimes he improved on the ideas of others (like bifocals), sometimes he created something entirely new (like lightning rods).

Become an Inventor explores the process of invention – some discoveries come about accidentally; others are the result of many years of research and experimentation.  And it highlights how inventions may have both positive and challenging consequences.  The workshop delves into some of Franklin’s key inventions and allows students to become inventors: they consider a problem and propose an innovation to make life easier, as Franklin did before them.

Duration: 1 hour, deliverable in class. To book, please call +44 (0)20 7839 2013 or email education@benjaminfranklin.org