The Franklin Institute was among the very first science museums on the web. Since 1994, The Franklin Institute has offered resources to support science learning from any location. The following resources are our most popular offerings, still available for you to use as you like, but please be mindful that they were created in years gone by so may not be as fully functional as they once were. The content and information remain accurate and useful, even where the appearance may seem dated.
The Human Heart
From the moment it begins beating until the moment it stops, the human heart works tirelessly. In an average lifetime, the heart beats more than two and a half billion times, without ever pausing to rest. Like a pumping machine, the heart provides the power needed for life.
Benjamin Franklin - FAQ
America has never forgotten Benjamin Franklin. He is a famous scientist, inventor, statesman, printer, philosopher, musician, and economist. Today, we honor Ben Franklin as one of our Founding Fathers and as one of America's greatest citizens.