Inventor, Engineer, and Physicist Nikola Tesla

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Have you ever tried to invent something? As a child, Nikola Tesla saw a picture of a waterfall and imagined an invention that would turn the water’s energy into electricity. Later, he invented the water wheel, which turned water power into usable energy. As a young adult, Tesla spent his spare time experimenting with electrical equipment. He worked for inventor Thomas Edison, improving power plants and machines that ran on direct current electricity. But Tesla believed electrical distribution could be better. He went on to invent alternating current electricity, which would allow people to distribute electricity over long distances. Learn how Tesla’s work eventually made turning on electrical devices as easy as flipping a switch!

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.7
BISACS JNF011000, JNF061010, JNF051140
Dewey 621.3092 [B]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 890
Guided Reading Level W
ATOS Reading Level 5.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 190859
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

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STEM Trailblazer Bios

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