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Mistakes That Worked

Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399552030
Size: 35.83 MB
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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!

Mistakes That Worked

Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399552022
Size: 29.74 MB
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Originally published: New York: Doubleday, 1991.

Accidents May Happen

Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307554120
Size: 19.92 MB
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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
Size: 42.85 MB
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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.

Steven Caney S Invention Book

Author: Steven Caney
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780894800764
Size: 35.28 MB
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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
Size: 13.39 MB
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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.

So You Want To Be An Inventor

Author: Judith St. George
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780756958190
Size: 15.12 MB
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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
Size: 70.45 MB
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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)

Eat Your Words

Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1524766860
Size: 42.62 MB
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Baked Alaska, melba toast, hush puppies, and coconuts. You'd be surprised at how these food names came to be. And have you ever wondered why we use the expression "selling like hotcakes"? Or how about "spill the beans"? There are many fascinating and funny stories about the language of food--and the food hidden in our language! Charlotte Foltz Jones has compiled a feast of her favorite anecdotes, and John O'Brien's delightfully pun-filled drawings provide the dessert. Bon appetit!

Incredible Inventions

Author: Lee Bennett Hopkins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060872454
Size: 45.18 MB
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Inventions can be big, like roller coasters, or small, like crayons. And inventors can be scientists or athletes or even boys and girls! It's hard to imagine life without Popsicles, basketball, or Band-Aids, but they all started with just one person and a little imagination. With sixteen original poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and Julia Sarcone-Roach's imaginative artwork, Incredible Inventions celebrates creativity that comes in all shapes and sizes. What will you invent today?