Who Invented the Television?
Sarnoff vs. Farnsworth
From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )
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!
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||Science, STEM, STEM: Engineering|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Alternator Books ®|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||7.3|
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
“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/.