This is a ready to use Powerpoint featuring the story Now and Ben. We use the book as the hook and then the students learn about Ben Franklin and all of his inventions. This a social studies based STEM Challenge. This addresses the Georgia Social Studies Standard of Excellence for 1st Grade (SS1H1)- SS1H1 Read about and describe the life of historical figures in American history. a. Identify the contributions made by these figures: Benjamin Franklin (inventor/author/ statesman). After learning about Ben Franklin and his various inventions students are asked to build a kite to help Ben Franklin test his theory on electricity and lightning which lead to the lightning rod. The kite has specific measurements that will allow Ben Franklin to use it as a prototype for testing during a storm!!! Students will be able to engineer and design a kite while also learning about Ben Franklin and his various inventions. The lesson is not only STEM based but also includes the social studies part too! I have my students for 45 minutes at a time. This Power Point gives you information about the book. Then it gives you the challenge, suggested materials, and guides you through the process of getting kids ready to complete the challenge. There are two additional videos included in this PP as well. It talks about Ben Franklin's lightning experiment and why and how kites fly! I do this activity with 1st grade, however, this activity could be used with any grade level and you could adjust the materials as needed for the age of the child. I use the book as the hook and then turn the problem into our STEM challenge. I have my students for 45 minutes at a time. You could possibly extend it into a two week lesson activity. Please feel free to share any feedback. I have more resources if you feel this one was helpful! Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my resources!