Mistakes That Worked

Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399552030
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!

Accidents May Happen

Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307554120
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From Wheaties to telephones, microwave ovens to yo-yos, here are the inspiring and often funny stories of 50 mistakes and misunderstandings that helped bring about life as we know it. With hilarious cartoons and wacky facts, this fascinating compendium illustrates the adage "If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Kids Inventing

Author: Susan Casey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118040201
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Have you ever seen inventors on TV or in the newspaper and thought, "That could be me!" Well, it certainly could—and this book shows you how. Kids Inventing! gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for turning your ideas into realities for fun, competition, and even profit. From finding an idea and creating a working model to patenting, manufacturing, and selling your invention, you get expert guidance in all the different stages of inventing. You'll see how to keep an inventor's log, present your ideas, and work as part of a team or with a mentor. You'll meet inspiring kids just like you who designed their own award-winning inventions. And you'll see how to prepare for the various state and national invention contests held each year, as well as international competitions and science fairs.

Toys

Author: Don Wulffson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1627794727
Format: PDF
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A fresh, intriguing look at the stories behind great toy inventions, by Don Wulffson and illustrated by Laurie Keller. "Originally, Play-Doh only came in white. There's a good reason for this. You see, Play-Doh didn't start out as a toy. It started out as a product for cleaning wallpaper." Have you ever wondered who invented Lego, Mr. Potato Head, or toy trains? In Toys! are the fascinating stories behind these toy inventions and many others. Learn why the see-saw was popular with the Romans, how the Slinky was used during the Vietnam War, and the reason Raggedy Ann has a red heart on her chest that says "I love you." From dolls and checkers to pinball and the modern video game, there's a wide selection here for boys and girls alike. With humor and wit, this intriguing book serves up slices of cultural history that will inspire young readers to start thinking up their own toy inventions.

Steven Caney s Invention Book

Author: Steven Caney
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780894800764
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A project book for the would-be inventor with activities, a list of "contraptions" in need of invention, and the stories behind thirty-six existing inventions.

Accidental Inventions

Author: Birgit Krols
Publisher: Insight Editions
ISBN: 9781608870738
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It’s hard to imagine a world without Coca-Cola, Post-its, or Velcro, but have you ever stopped to wonder how and when these items came to be? Accidental Inventions reveals the fascinating stories behind the toys, foods, gadgets, and tools we now consider indispensable. From peanut butter to penicillin, roller skates to radioactivity, dozens of essential inventions are spotlighted. Fully illustrated with over 240 photos, Accidental Inventions traces the path from inception to “ah ha!” for more than 60 products, and introduces the cast of clever, hardworking inventors behind them. Engaging narrative and colorful design make these stories accessible to readers of all ages, illuminating the happy collision of accident and inspiration that would profoundly change our lives.

Hooray for Inventors

Author: Marcia Williams
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763667498
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Profiles over one hundred of the world's most influential inventors, and describes the origins of such everyday items as the ballpoint pen, eraser, sandwich, and zipper.

So You Want to Be an Inventor

Author: Judith St. George
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606342957
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This newest installment in the series that began with the Caldecott Medal-winning "So You Want to Be President?" looks at some of the world's most renowned--and some not so well-known--explorers. Full color.

1001 Inventions that Changed the World

Author: Jack Challoner
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764161360
Format: PDF, Docs
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Presents a review of technological innovations and inventions, from the ancient world to the present day.

Brainstorm

Author: Tom Tucker
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442058354
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Here are some of the incredible kid inventions you can read about in Brainstorm! Earmuffs (1873) Colored car wax (1991) Electronic television (1927) The Popsicle (1905) Flippers and swimming paddles (1718) The Atomic Simulator (1977) A tack-making machine (1806) The resealable cereal box (1946) Here are some of the incredible kid inventions you can read about in Brainstorm! Earmuffs (1873) Colored car wax (1991) Electronic television (1927) The Popsicle (1905) Flippers and swimming paddles (1718) The Atomic Simulator (1977) A tack-making machine (1806) The resealable cereal box (1946)