Who Invented the Television?

Sarnoff vs. Farnsworth

From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

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

It’s something many people use every day, but do you know who invented the television? David Sarnoff, the powerful radio executive, is often thought of as the Father of Television. But the story might not be so straightforward. What if a simple farm boy, Philo T. Farnsworth, deserves the credit? Follow along in the race as an underdog inventor takes on a high-profile executive in a battle that would last more than a decade and cost millions of dollars. You’ll never look at television the same way again!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-51248-319-2
$29.32 $21.99
978-1-54151-211-5
$9.99 $9.99
978-1-51248-329-1
$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 7.3
BISACS JNF007090, JNF051190, JNF061010
Dewey 621.3880092/2
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 940
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 195559
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

Booklist

“The David-and-Goliath theme adds appeal to the straightforward text.”—Booklist

Author: Karen Latchana Kenney

Karen Latchana Kenney was born near the rainforests of Guyana, but moved far north to Minnesota at a young age. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in English and has been writing and editing since. She has worked as an editor at an educational publishing company, but is now a full-time freelance writer and editor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has written more than 70 books on all kinds of subjects: from arts and crafts to biographies of famous people. Her books have received positive reviews from Booklist, Library Media Connection, and School Library Journal. When she's not busy writing, she loves biking and hiking with her husband and young son in the many beautiful parks of the state. Visit her online at http://latchanakenney.wordpress.com/.