Were Early Computers Really the Size of a School Bus?

And Other Questions about Inventions

From the Series Is That a Fact?

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Henry Ford invented the automobile. The first video game was created in a science research lab. A melted candy bar inspired the invention of microwave ovens. You may have heard these beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through research? Let’s investigate seventeen statements about inventions and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones still stump the experts! Find out whether Alexander Graham Bell was really the inventor of the telephone! Learn if the U.S. government really created the Internet! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact?

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.3
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
Dewey 600
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 810
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 5.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 142801
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Author: Deborah Kops

Deborah Kops has written more than twenty books for children and young adults. She lives with her husband and son in Greater Boston, and enjoys visiting old historic cities along the Atlantic coast, such as Salem, Massachusetts, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Is That a Fact?

There is life on other planets. People have tiny insects living in their eyelashes. You may have heard these common sayings before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through research? The Is That a Fact? series investigates and finds out which statements are true, which ones… View available downloads →