Gadget Disasters: Learning from Bad Ideas

Gadget Disasters: Learning from Bad Ideas

by Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan


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See some of the world's greatest gadget disasters from the palm of your hand. Find out how each gadget failed, what went wrong with its design or manufacture, and what programmers learned from their mistakes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496666208
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 01/01/2020
Series: Fantastic Fails
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan is an author from Pittsburgh, PA. She writes books for readers from pre-kindergarten to middle school. She writes fiction and non-fiction for many magazines including Highlights for Children, Muse, Cricket. She's the regional advisor for SCBWI Pennsylvania: West. She enjoys running and reading and has created her fair share of dessert disasters.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Eerie Voices: Edison's Talking Doll 4

Chapter 2 Playback Problems: The Laserdisc 8

Chapter 3 Movies in the Dark: Polavision 12

Chapter 4 Disposable Outfits: Paper Clothing 16

Chapter 5 Reading It Wrong: Readamatic Robot 20

Chapter 6 When Your Phone Blows Up: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Batteries 24

Chapter 7 Boost Me Up: Bell Rocket Belt 28

Chapter 8 Flailing Fingers: Rings 32

Chapter 9 A Real Stinker!: Smell-O-Vision 36

Chapter 10 Out of the Way!: Segway 40

Inventions by Kids 44

Glossary 46


Internet Sites 47

Index 48


Useful for at-level third or fourth graders, or for hi-low readers in middle school reading at a third or fourth grade level; High interest topic ties to social studies curriculum; Inspires growth mindset

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