When a child can look at a steel pen not simply as an article furnished by the city for his use, but rather as the result of many interesting processes, he has made a distinct growth in intelligence. When he has begun to apprehend the fruitfulness of the earth, both above ground and below, and Read More »
It is not difficult to imagine how mankind first conceived the idea of making use of floating structures to enable him to traverse stretches of water. The trunk of a tree floating down a river may have given him his first notions. He would not be long in discovering that the tree could support more Read More »
There are many thrilling incidents—all the more attractive because of their truth—in the study, the trials, the disappointments, the obstacles overcome, and the final triumph of the successful inventor. Every great invention, afterward marvelled at, was first derided. Each great inventor, after solving problems in mechanics or chemistry, had to face the jeers of the Read More »
Written at about a 2nd grade level, this book tells the story of 5 great inventors: Robert Fulton Eli Whitney Samuel Morse Peter Cooper Thomas Edison From the Young Folk’s Library of Choice Literature series. Download Stories of Great Inventors at gutenberg.org.
My kids love the book Mike Mulligan. Construction vehicles are big and fun to watch, even for older kids. I created these notebooking packs using public domain photos of construction vehicles. They could be used in a unit study about construction, for a book like Mike Mulligan, or even in history lessons about the early Read More »