The Book Reviews – Website

December 19, 2010

So You Want to be an Inventor?

Filed under: S — thebookreviews @ 3:39 am
Tags: , , , , ,

So You Want to Be an Inventor? by Judith St. George: Book Cover

So You Want to be an Inventor?

Author: Judith St. George

Page Length: 53

Reading Level: 6

Genre: Non-Fiction

REVIEW: Numerous inventors are highlighted in this easy to read and beautifully illustrated book. Each mention of an inventor and their contribution to society is a mere paragraph long. From Ben Franklin and his invention of the odometer and bifocal glasses to Orville and Wilbur Wright’s invention of the airplane – these short snippets provide students a chance to attach a human face and story to the everyday machines they take for granted.

Other inventions highlighted include: Igor Sikorsky’s helicopter, Clarence Birdseye’s frozen dinners, Georgres de Mestral’s velcro, and Eli Whitney’s cotton gin.

The end of the book provides a listing of biographical notes on several inventors.

AREAS FOR TEACHING: history

RELATED BOOKS: see website below for list of related books

http://www.imcpl.org/kids/guides/techinvention/inventors.html

RELATED WEBSITES:

http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa073000a.htm

http://kids.yahoo.com/directory/Science-and-Nature/Machines/Inventions/Inventors

http://inventionatplay.org/iapfamilyguide.pdf

http://www.livescience.com/inventions/

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0908738.html

REVIEWED BY: Kevin Stratton

Advertisements

1 Comment »

  1. Fantastic items from you, man. I have be mindful your stuff previous to and you
    are simply extremely great. I really like what you have bought here, certainly like what you’re saying and the best way in which you assert it. You are making it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it smart. I can not wait to read much more from you. This is actually a wonderful site.

    Comment by Guidelines For Deciding Upon The Most Proper Catering Outfits — June 21, 2013 @ 9:04 am | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: