Genius Engineering Inventions

From the Plow to 3D Printing

From the Series Incredible Inventions

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

Tin cans were first produced in London in 1813. But they had to be opened with a hammer and chisel, because the can opener wasn’t invented until 1855! Check out other amazing engineering innovations, such as a popular soft drink originally sold as a “brain tonic,” an 18th-century battery called a voltaic pile, and a design from 1596 for the first flushing toilet. Fact-packed text and fun illustrations reveal clever discoveries that changed the world—and weird ideas that didn’t (like Nikola Tesla’s earthquake machine or Thomas Edison’s giant singing dolls). Learn how wonders of engineering have helped us improve our lives—from growing food to powering machinery.

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978-1-5124-3211-4
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-5124-5009-5
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, 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
BISACS JNF051130, JNF061010
Dewey 600
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1020
Guided Reading Level X
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, and Table of contents

Illustrator: Sarah Conner

Author: Matt Turner