Who Invented the Radio?
Tesla vs. Marconi
From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )
You may have heard the story of how Guglielmo Marconi invented the radio, but what if it isn’t entirely true? What if the brilliant young inventor Nikola Tesla was working on advancing radio technology at exactly the same time? You’ll be captivated by the tale of two invention powerhouses facing off in a race to create the first long-range radio. In a battle filled with successes and setbacks, see how Marconi and Tesla set out to take home the gold. You’ll never look at the radio the same way again!
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||Science, STEM, STEM: Engineering|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Alternator Books ®|
|Imprint||LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||9.3|
|BISACS||JNF007090, JNF051190, JNF061010|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||U|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.2|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||195557|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, Timeline, and eSource|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“A good choice to increase interest in STEM topics or for reports on inventions/inventors.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Author: Susan E. Hamen
Susan E. Hamen has been writing and editing children's books for more than twelve years. She currently lives in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, with her husband, Ryan, and her two children, Maggie and Jack. The family shares the house with a very large and lazy orange tabby cat named Oliver, and a petite, well-mannered gray cat named Anya. When not writing, editing, or feeding the cats, Hamen enjoys traveling, reading, spending time in bookstores, drinking hot cocoa with her kids on cold Minnesota nights, and attending musical and sporting events her kids participate in.