Mistakes That Worked

Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780399552038
Size: 14.32 MB
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Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!

Accidents May Happen

Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307554123
Size: 16.78 MB
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From Wheaties to telephones, microwave ovens to yo-yos, here are the inspiring and often funny stories of 50 mistakes and misunderstandings that helped bring about life as we know it. With hilarious cartoons and wacky facts, this fascinating compendium illustrates the adage "If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Kids Inventing

Author: Susan Casey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118040201
Size: 17.21 MB
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Have you ever seen inventors on TV or in the newspaper and thought, "That could be me!" Well, it certainly could—and this book shows you how. Kids Inventing! gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for turning your ideas into realities for fun, competition, and even profit. From finding an idea and creating a working model to patenting, manufacturing, and selling your invention, you get expert guidance in all the different stages of inventing. You'll see how to keep an inventor's log, present your ideas, and work as part of a team or with a mentor. You'll meet inspiring kids just like you who designed their own award-winning inventions. And you'll see how to prepare for the various state and national invention contests held each year, as well as international competitions and science fairs.

Serendipity

Author: Royston M. Roberts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: UOM:39015021488674
Size: 15.89 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Recounts the stories of various inventions, theories, and discoveries in chemistry, physics, archaeology, astronomy, and medicine

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

Author: JoAnn Deak, Ph.D.
Publisher: Little Pickle Press
ISBN: 9781619890190
Size: 12.43 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Did you know you can stretch and grow your own brain? Or that making mistakes is one of the best ways your brain learns? Just like how lifting weights helps your muscles get stronger, trying new things without giving up—like finding the courage to put your face in the water the first time you’re at a pool—strengthens your brain. Next time, your brain will remind you that you overcame that fear, and you will be braver! Your Fantastic Elastic Brain has sold over 250,000 copies and won six awards: The Mom’s Choice Gold Award; The Moonbeam Gold Award for Non-Fiction Picture Book; The Pewter Gold Ink Award for Distinguished Printing; The Parent’s Choice Silver Award for Interior Design, Children’s/Young Adult; The Nautilus Silver Award for Children’s Non-Fiction; The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Winner for Interior Design, Children’s/Young Adult. It was also honored as a Next Generation Indie Award Finalist for Children’s/Juvenile Nonfiction.

Incredible Inventions

Author: Lee Bennett Hopkins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060872458
Size: 13.86 MB
Format: PDF
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Inventions can be big, like roller coasters, or small, like crayons. And inventors can be scientists or athletes or even boys and girls! It's hard to imagine life without Popsicles, basketball, or Band-Aids, but they all started with just one person and a little imagination. With sixteen original poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and Julia Sarcone-Roach's imaginative artwork, Incredible Inventions celebrates creativity that comes in all shapes and sizes. What will you invent today?