STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

This myth-busting series highlights the most hotly contested invention credits in history. With the high-energy tone of color commentary, each book presents the race to claim first in creating pivotal inventions ranging from the airplane to television.

Cover: Who Invented the Airplane?: Wright Brothers vs. Whitehead
Cover: Who Invented the Light Bulb?: Edison vs. Swan
Cover: Who Invented the Movie Camera?: Edison vs. Friese-Greene
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ™) — eBook Set
STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ™) — Library Bound Set N/A
STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ™) — Paperback Set
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019
  • New! Fall 2018
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
Who Invented the Airplane?: Wright Brothers vs. Whitehead 860 T 5.3
Who Invented the Light Bulb?: Edison vs. Swan 950 T 5.7
Who Invented the Movie Camera?: Edison vs. Friese-Greene 980 U 6.1
Who Invented the Radio?: Tesla vs. Marconi 1040 U 6.2
Who Invented the Telephone?: Bell vs. Meucci 1010 T 6.1
Who Invented the Television?: Sarnoff vs. Farnsworth 940 T 5.6
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019
  • New! Fall 2018