Who Invented the Light Bulb?
Edison vs. Swan
From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )
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!
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Science, STEM, STEM: Engineering|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Alternator Books ®|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||7.4|
|BISACS||JNF007090, JNF051190, JNF061010|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|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|
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.