Who Invented the Light Bulb?

Edison vs. Swan

From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

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

Do you know who invented the light bulb? Most Americans will tell you it was Thomas Edison. But what if they’re wrong? What if a British scientist named Joseph Swan was filing for the rights to this invention around the same time as Edison? You’ll be on the edge of your seat as Edison and Swan go head-to-head to create the first usable light bulb. Patent battles, lies, determination, and more fill out this exciting race to the finish. You’ll never look at a light bulb the same way again!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-5124-8321-5
$29.32 $21.99
978-1-5415-1207-8
$9.99 $9.99
978-1-5124-8324-6
$43.99 $32.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, STEM, STEM: Engineering
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Alternator Books ®
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2018-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 7.4
BISACS JNF007090, JNF051190, JNF061010
Dewey 621.32/60922
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 950
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 195555
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, Timeline, and eSource

Reviews

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.