Benjamin Franklin liked to study and learn about new things.
One day he heard a friend say that something black in color absorbs the heat better than something white in color.
Franklin wanted to see if this was true.
There was snow on the ground at that time.
So he put two large pieces of cloth on the snow.
One piece of cloth was black in color, while the other was white. Then he waited.
The sun began to shine. After several hours, he looked under the pieces of cloth.
He saw that the snow under the black cloth melted much faster than the snow under the white cloth.
Franklin made many other experiments and made some discoveries.
He also took an active part in politics, and he was a very famous American statesman.
He was one of the earliest important writers in America.
His autobiography was successfully and interestingly written.