Crafty Inventions: Great Inventors

Summary:

This book is about inventors from Archimedes to Thomas Edison. It talks about who invented the pulley (among other things), and gives you the steps of how to make it.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Kids will like this book. "It is the best for reading and the projects you can do."

Content Awareness Factors:

When you go to a bookseller website, it is billed for ages 4-8 or 5-8. It may be a little too much for preschoolers and Kindergarteners.


Young Reader Reaction

This book is fun; it has good pictures and steps. I read this book several times because I liked that it teaches me how to make the project and who invented it. This is a nice book for science projects.

Parent Reaction

What an interesting book to read! We learned things, too. We especially liked how the book offered hands-on activities to make inventions more relevant to kids. This IS a good book for elementary-school science projects.

Type of Book:
This is a non-fiction book that explains the inventive process and how things work.
Educational Themes:

This is a book that offers biographical information, lessons on the scientific process, and actual projects. Having started asking questions about some of these items, kids may be interested in learning about other inventions.

Reading Level:
8.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 10
Age of child:
Read by a 10-year-old student at Northumberland Elementary School (Heathsville, Virginia).
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a book that is fun to explore. It is perfect for school and public libraries.

Title Crafty Inventions: Great Inventors
About
Author Gerry Bailey
Publisher Mercury Books © 2005
ISBN 1904668771
Material Hard Cover
Cost $10.95
Genres Science
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