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Alexander Graham Bell for Kids
Alexander Graham Bell for Kids

Alexander Graham Bell for Kids

His Life and Inventions, with 21 Activities

For Kids series


144 Pages, 11 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.99 (CA $22.99) (US $16.99)

Publication Date: June 2018

ISBN 9780912777139

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Jun 2018)


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A hands-on introduction to this inventor and his most important works

Winner of the 2019 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Book Alexander Graham Bell invented not only the telephone, but also early versions of the phonograph, the metal detector, airplanes, and hydrofoil boats. This Scottish immigrant was also a pioneering speech teacher and a champion of educating those with hearing impairments, work he felt was his most important contribution to society. Bell worked with famous Americans such as Helen Keller and aviators Glenn Curtiss and Samuel P. Langley, and his inventions competed directly with those of Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers. This unique biography includes a time line, a list of online resources, and 21 engaging hands-on activities to better appreciate Bell's remarkable accomplishments. Kids will:           Construct a Pie Tin Telegraph and a Pizza Box Phonograph           "See" and "feel" sound by building simple devices           Communicate using American Sign Language           Send secret messages using Morse code           Investigate the properties of ailerons on a paper airplane           Build and fly a tetrahedral kite           And more!


"Children who enjoy exploring different symbolic communication codes, historical sciences, and inventions will find much to dig into in this detailed volume. Thorough and well-rounded." —Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Mary Kay Carson has authored more than 50 science and history books for children, including Exploring the Solar System, Weather Projects for Young Scientists, and The Underground Railroad for Kids. She was presented with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2011 Children's Literature Award for The Wright Brothers for Kids.