By Kendall Haven
Brimming with interesting and enjoyable proof approximately a hundred medical breakthroughs, this assortment provides the genuine tales in the back of the historical past of technological know-how, while delivering a breathtaking evaluate of the historical past of technology and an creation to a few of an important scientists in background. Grades 6 and up.
Throughout historical past, technology has replaced lives and dramatically altered the way the universe is perceived. concentrating on the a hundred most important clinical occasions of all time—from Archimedes' discovery of the 2 basic rules underlying physics and engineering (levers and buoyancy) in 260 B.C.E. to human anatomy, Jupiter's moons, electrons, black holes, the human genome, and more—storyteller Kendall Haven has created a prepared reference for these looking info on technological know-how discoveries.
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The entire field of biology shifted toward a study of cell structure and cell function. Fun Facts: Cell biology is the only science in which multiplication means the same thing as division. More to Explore Dyson, James. A History of Great Inventions. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2001. Headstrom, Richard. Adventures with a Microscope. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1997. Inwood, Stephen. The Forgotten Genius: The Biography of Robert Hooke. San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2005. Jardine, Lisa.
Torricelli had discovered atmospheric pressure and a way to measure and study it. 5 inch of mercury as the weather changes from fair to stormy. 963 inches of mercury, measured inside a South Dakota tornado in June 2003. More to Explore Asimov, Isaac. Asimov’s Chronology of Science and Discovery. New York: Harper & Row, 1989. Clark, Donald. Encyclopedia of Great Inventors and Discoveries. London: Marshall Cavendish Books, 1991. Haven, Kendall. Marvels of Science. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1994.
He decided to prove that static and lightning were the same by designing a Leyden jar–like electric circuit to let electricity flow from clouds just as it did into a jar. Franklin’s “circuit” was made of a thin metal wire fixed to a kite (to gather electricity from the clouds) and tied to a twine kite string. Electricity would flow down the twine to a large iron key tied to the bottom. Franklin tied the other end of the key to a nonconducting silk ribbon that he would hold. Thus, electricity would be trapped in the key, just as it was in a Leyden jar.
100 Greatest Science Discoveries of All Time by Kendall Haven