I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly,” wrote Leonardo da Vinci in his journal alongside a sketch for an impossibly ingenious invention he called his Flying Machine. Though never built, it takes flight here in Journal of Inventions: Leonardo da Vinci. This fascinating book is an exquisite collection of elaborate 3-D pop-ups and detailed illustrations based on the personal notebooks and sketches of the Renaissance’s most influential mind. Discover da Vinci’s Mechanical Man, coil-spring clock mechanisms, hydraulic contraptions, and designs for armored vehiclesthe precursor to modern tanks. Each invention is brought to life as a movable 3-D pop-up, with da Vinci’s own words and illustrations to provide further insight. This endlessly fascinating book is sure to inspire young readers and adults alike.Book Details:Format: Great GiftsPublication Date: 4/7/2009Pages: 12Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Heroes, traitors, and great thinkers come to life in this activity book, and the concepts of freedom and democracy are celebrated in true accounts of the distinguished officers, wise delegates, rugged riflemen, and hardworking farm wives and children who created the new nation. This collection tells the story of the Revolution, from the hated Stamp Act and the Boston Tea Party to the British surrender at Yorktown and the creation of the United States Constitution. All American students are required to study the Revolution and the Constitution, and these 21 activities make it fun and memorable. Kids create a fringed hunting shirt and a tricorn hat and reenact the Battle of Cowpens. They will learn how to make their voices heard in “I Protest” and how Congress works in “There Ought to Be a Law.” A final selection including the Declaration of Independence, a glossary, biographies, and pertinent Web sites makes this book a valuable resource for both students and teachers.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2002Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
History explodes in this activity guide spanning the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and making a medicine kit bring this pivotal period in our nation’s history to life. Fascinating sidebars tell of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad, the adventures of nine-year-old drummer boy Johnny Clem, animal mascots who traveled with the troops, and friendships between enemies. The resource section includes short biographies of important figures from both sides of the war, listings of Civil War sites across the country, pertinent websites, glossary, and an index.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/1/1999Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks are mind-boggling evidence of a fifteenth-century scientific genius standing at the edge of the modern world, basing his ideas on observation and experimentation. This book will change children's ideas of who Leonardo was and what it means to be a scientist.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/16/2008Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Leonardo Da Vinci is best known as the Renaissance painter who created the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. he also made great contributions as a sculptor, architect, engineer. and scientist. But Leonardo wasn't always famous. Leonardo grew up in Vinci, a small town in Italy, and when he was only a few years old he was separated from his mother and sent to live with his grandparents and uncle Francesco. Although Leonardo only receiced a formal education for a few years, Francesco taught Leonardo about nature. Leonardo loved to sketch the world around him. When he was a teenager, Leonardo moved to the city of Florence. It was here that his artistic talent was recognized and he became and apprentice to a famous artist. Leonardo worked hard at his trade and advanced quickly, but he wasn't interested in only art. To fuel his curiosity, he also studied science, mathematics, engineering and philosophy. Read about the little boy from Vinci who became one of the most facscinating figures in world history.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/4/2005Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
This work is an attractive and friendly resource for students... The strengths of this biography are its attractive illustrations, the time line of Da Vinci’s life across the bottom of each page, and the simple presentation of the facts of his life. Young readers will find the book visually appealing, and those searching for factual information on Da Vinci will find it helpful... VOYABook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/13/2008Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters. Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to. Only thirteen paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended to create, all that he left were thousands of disorganized notebook pages. Here is an accessible portrait of a fascinating man who lived at a fascinating time—Italy during the Renaissance. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/8/2005Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Born in 1452 to a peasant woman and a country gentleman, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most amazing people who ever lived. He grew up to be a great painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, and inventor. As a boy, Leonardo was apprenticed to a famous artist. But he quickly became more skillful than his teacher, and his passionate interests went far beyond art. Fascinated with the human body, he carried out his own experiments in secret. He filled thousands of pages with plans for incredible inventions including a submarine, an air-cooling system, "glasses to see the moon large," and even a flying machine!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/22/2000Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The marriage of art and science is celebrated in this beautifully illustrated four-color biography and activity book. Kids will begin to understand the important discoveries that da Vinci made through inspiring activities like determining the launch angle of a catapult, sketching birds and other animals, creating a map, learning to look at a painting, and much more. Includes a glossary, bibliography, listing of pertinent museums and Web sites, a timeline, and many interesting sidebars.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/1998Pages: 104Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #38: Monday with a Mad Genius, they had lots of questions. Why was Leonardo da Vinci interested in flight? What are some of his most famous painting? Did he really keep noteboooks just like Jack? What do scientists today think of his ideas? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/13/2009Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Genius of Leonardo da Vinci Puzzle (1000 pcs) Leonardo da Vinci jigsaw puzzle, 1,000 pieces. Leonardo da Vinci has been inspiring scientists and artists like no one else ever did in man history. Discover the many talents of da Vinci: the draughtsman, the painter, the anatomist and the inventor. Features: 1,000 pieces, Dimension: 19.25" x 26.5", Superior-quality piece by piece, Perfect and easy-fit puzzle pieces, Strong high-quality unbreakable puzzle pieces, Made from recycled board, Image printed on recycled paper, Ink is vegetable based. This superior quality puzzle will delight and educate all at the same time.Recommended Ages:6 – 15
Academy Da Vinci Self Propelling Cart Academy's Da Vinci Self Propelling Cart is an interpretation of the original drawing, designed during the Renaissance era by the famous Italian scientist and artist, Leonardo da Vinci. This spring powered kit is a joy to build, and snaps together without any tools, glue, batteries and doesn't need painting. Imagine holding a piece of history in your hand and it operates as well. This Self Propelling Cart was the first robot-cart in history and it was used to carry actors from one side of a stage to the other. Another wonderful educational model in Academy's Da Vinci Machine Series, this spring powered model is sure to please the historical student or the budding modeler looking for a unique, yet easy to build model kit. Academy's technical engineers captured the wonders of this mechanical masterpiece, designed by the most celebrated historical figure in science and technology, making this model a joy to build, display or operate.
Milan, 1497. The height of the Renaissance. And for Giacomo, servant of the famous painter Leonardo da Vinci, it's the most difficult time of all. His Master has been working on the Last Supper, his greatest painting ever, for nearly two years. But has he finished it? He's barely started! The all-powerful Duke of Milan is demanding that it be completed by the time the Pope visits at Easter. And Giacomo knows that if Leonardo doesn't pick up his pace, the Duke may invite a young genius -- Michelangelo -- to finish the painting instead. Which means that Leonardo won't be paid, which means that Milan's shopkeepers (to whom he owes massive amounts) will take drastic measures against him. It's all down to Giacomo, and whether he can come up with a brilliant solution. And if he does, will his Master go for it? After all, Leonardo still doesn't seem to trust him. He refuses to teach Giacomo how to paint; he won't help him find his parents; nor will he discuss the significance of the medallion, ring, and cross that Giacomo was carrying when Leonardo found him. But with the secret arrival of a powerful stranger, Giacomo is about to discover much more than the answers he has been looking for. And he will also receive an invitation to help arrange a meeting that could change his life. . . and the future course of history. With more twists and turns than a spiral staircase, this thriller is as unique as its two heroes -- the most celebrated artist who ever lived, and a young man without a past, who will stop at nothing to find the truth about his life.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/4/2008Pages: 400Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Vitruvian Man by Leonard Da Vinci Puzzle (1000 pcs) Schema delle Proporzioni by Leonardo da Vinci, Jigsaw Puzzle, 1,000 pieces. The Schema delle Proporzioni (Vitruvian Man, Canon of Proportions or Proportions of Man) is a world-renowned drawing dated around 1487. The drawing depicts the correlations of ideal human proportions with geometry written by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius. Features: 1,000 pieces, Dimension: 19.25" x 26.5", Superior-quality piece by piece, Perfect and easy-fit puzzle pieces, Strong high-quality unbreakable puzzle pieces, Made from recycled board, Image printed on recycled paper, Ink is vegetable based. This superior quality puzzle will delight and educate all at the same time.Recommended Ages:6 – 15
From armored tanks and gliders to "plastic glass" and drawing machines, this interactive book explores the incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects and activities. Most of Leonardo's inventions were never made in his lifetime and remained sketches in his famous notebooks; kids examine some of these original sketches and learn about the models he made of his inventions. From there they delve into detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for each project, which are interspersed with historical facts, biographical anecdotes, and trivia. Most of the building can be done using simple household supplies: construction paper, tape, markers, glue, cardboard tubes, aluminum foil, and cardboard boxes. Background about the Renaissance as a period of remarkable achievement in art and science appears throughout the book.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/2006Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Features include: -Make a Da Vinci improvement of the catapult -Inspired by the genius and drawings in the notebooks of Leanardo Da Vinci-Snap-Together assembly-No glue required-Another fun and educational product from the company that brings you Snap CircuitsRecommended Ages:8 – 12
Features include: -Assemble a Da Vinci inspired portable bridgeInspired by the genius and drawings in the notebooks of Leanardo Da Vinci -Inspired by the genius and drawings in the notebooks of Leanardo Da Vinci-Snap-Together assembly-No glue required-Another fun and educational product from the company that brings you Snap CircuitsRecommended Ages:7 – 11
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