Innovations in Everyday Technologies

Innovations in Everyday Technologies

by Larry Verstraete


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You might not realize that there was once a world without microwaves, umbrellas, or elevators! That's a lot of cold food, wet clothing, and stairs! Luckily, some innovative people have solved problems in everyday technologies throughout history. This title explores the gadgets, structures, and materials that we depend on every single day, and the amazing inventors, scientists, and engineers who dreamed them up! These inventions make things easier in our daytoday lives. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help make our daily lives a little easier?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778726845
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing
Publication date: 09/26/2016
Series: Problem Solved! Your Turn to Think Big Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Washing Dishes: Inventions and Innovations 4

Zapped!: How Did It Happen? 6

Perfect Every Time!: Pop-up 8

Mess Free: Abbey Fleck 10

Switched On!: Long-lasting Light 12

Fresh Food: Frozen Foods 14

Pop-Top: Peh Yong 16

Super Suction: Squeaky Clean 18

Forever Blue: Chester Greenwood 20

Clearing a Path: Snow Removal 22

Scaling Heights: Fear of Falling 24

Small Inventions, Big ideas 26

You, the Inventor: Think Big! 28

Learning More 30

Glossary 31

Index 32

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