Benjamin Franklinstein Lives!

Related Activities

Click on the link Modern Prometheus Books, then on “Custodians Click Here.”  Follow the leads to become a custodian:
http://www.benjaminfranklinstein.com/sponsor.html

Make glow in the dark slime:
http://www.theidearoom.net/2009/07/make-glow-in-dark-slime.html

Make a potato battery:
http://www.how-things-work-science-projects.com/potato-battery.html

Make your own lightning:
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/projects/lightning.html

Make lemonade following the directions on page 101.

Provide all students with a copy of the price chart from The Custodian’s Guide to Maintaining Your Mop on page 23.  Complete the page called It’s All About the Supplies.
{click here to download It’s All About the Supplies activity}

Benjamin Franklin was about 5’10” tall whereas Frankenstein’s monster was 8’.  Have students make life size paper dolls of both men.

Book Talk Teasers

Read the prologue, pages 1-4.

Read Chapter 8, beginning on page 42-page 46.

From http://www.benjaminfranklinstein.com/book.html :
“Victor Godwin’s orderly life is upended when he discovers that Benjamin Franklin never actually died. In truth, he was put in suspended animation and hidden away for more than 200 years in Victor’s basement.

After an accident awakens Ben, Victor must not only help him adjust to the modern world but also help him overcome a slight flaw–when Ben overloads on energy, he turns into a rampaging monster desperately hungry for electricity.

All this, while Victor tries to take first place in the school science fair. With one of history’s preeminent scientists helping out, what could possibly go wrong?”

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