Exciting Entertainment Inventions

From the Series Awesome Inventions You Use Every Day

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Can you believe that the first tennis balls didn’t bounce? Or that the world’s first basketball hoop was a peach crate? Get ready to learn the amazing stories behind inventions you use every day. From the Minnesota teen who invented water skis to the Missouri mechanic who came up with the idea of driving over cars with his monster pickup truck, you’ll find out how we got some of our favorite entertainment inventions.

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978-1-4677-1644-4
$39.99 $29.99
978-1-4677-2007-6
$39.99 $39.99
978-1-5124-6009-4
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, STEM, STEM: Engineering
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2013-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
BISACS JNF061010, JNF051190, JNF000000
Dewey 688.7'6
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 10
Lexile 720
ATOS Reading Level 4.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 159724
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

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School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“This set is a browsers’ delight as well as a rich resource for science or pop-history report writers.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Ryan Jacobson

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

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