RU Level: 3rd Grade
A little-known true story that shows how Ben Franklin used the scientific method, without anyone knowing he's doing it, to explain the miraculous powers of Dr. Mesmer, a man who was amazing the people of France by healing their ailments by simply waving a wand over them. This account shows how the word "mesmerized" came about.
Wonderful illustrations and information outlining the scientific method and showing how it is used in everyday life. Will provide an opportunity for a parent-child discussion concerning the power of our thoughts and avoiding deception.