Mistakes That Worked

Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399552030
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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, Docs
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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.

Accidental Inventions

Author: Birgit Krols
Publisher: Insight Editions
ISBN: 9781608870738
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Steven Caney s Invention Book

Author: Steven Caney
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780894800764
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Kids Invention Book

Author: Arlene Erlbach
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0822506351
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Turning dreams into inventions can be a challenge, but lots of kids do it every day. The Kids' Invention Book takes kids step-by-step through the creative process, from finding the inspiration to building a model. The book also includes information on applying for a patent, entering invention contests, and starting an inventors' club.

So You Want to Be an Inventor

Author: Judith St. George
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780756958190
Format: PDF
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This book presents some of the characteristics of inventors by describing the inventions of people such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and Eli Whitney.

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)

1001 Inventions that Changed the World

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

Hooray for Inventors

Author: Marcia Williams
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763667498
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Toys

Author: Don Wulffson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1627794727
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.