Tag Archives: History of Technology

Time For Kids: Thomas Edison: A Brilliant Inventor

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Editors Of Time For Kids Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description A fast-paced biography of Thomas Edison, the scientist who perfected the light bulb and propelled America into the twentieth century.

Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Erupts!: The First Experiment (From the Highly Scientific Notebooks of Phineas L. Macguire)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Frances O’Roark Dowell Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Here’s what you need to know about Phineas L. MacGuire, boy-scientistextraordinaire, aka Mac: 1. He’s allergic to purple, telephone calls, and girls, and can proveit. 2. He’s probably the world’s expert on mold, including which has thehighest stink potential. 3. He does not have […]

The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses (Magic School Bus)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Joanna Cole Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Book Description On a most sense-sational trip that takes them through an eye, an ear, a tongue, and even a dog’s nose, Ms. Frizzle’s class learns about the senses. Using their trademark sense of humor, Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen provide facts about the senses in […]

Oh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty

Rating: (50 reviews) Author: Joy Masoff Publisher: Workman Publishing Company Product Description All the best stuff about some of the worst stuff on earth. From the liquids, solids, and gases – especially the gases! – of the human body to the creepy, crawly, fetid, and foul phenomena of the world at large, OH, YUCK! is […]

The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: William Gurstelle Publisher: Chicago Review Press Book Description Whether playing at defending their own castle or simply chucking pumpkins over a fence, wannabe marauders and tinkerers will become fast acquainted with Ludgar, the War Wolf, Ill Neighbor, Cabulus, and the Wild Donkey—ancient artillery devices known commonly as catapults. Building these simple […]