Genius Transportation Inventions

From the Wheel to Spacecraft

From the Series Incredible Inventions

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

Bicycles were only invented about two hundred years ago—and the first ones didn’t have tires or brakes! But bikes aren’t the only way we’ve tried to conquer the roads, seas, and skies. You’ll discover how slow the earliest steam locomotives were, how Leonardo da Vinci designed a flying machine inspired by bats and birds, how the US Department of Defense invented GPS, and more! Fact-packed text and fun illustrations reveal the designs that didn’t get off the ground (like nuclear cars and flying submarines) and daredevil ideas (like jetpacks). Chart the progress of transportation, from chariots and dugout canoes to bullet trains and spacecraft.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Browseable Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Engineering
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Hungry Tomato ®
Imprint Hungry Tomato ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.6
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF061010, JNF057000
Dewey 629.04/609
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1010
Guided Reading Level X
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, and Table of contents

Author: Matt Turner

Illustrator: Sarah Conner