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Inventions Of China Gn

  1. 1. Ancient Chinese Inventions
  2. 2. Objective: Be Able to Discuss Ancient China’s impact on America today <ul><li>Essential Question: Has Ancient China had an impact on American lives? How much? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview… <ul><li>Number of Inventions: 160 (estimate) </li></ul><ul><li>Major Inventors: Han Dynasty; Song Dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>When: roughly 2,000 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>China Today: </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Inventions….
  5. 6. #1. Paper <ul><li>Who: Han Dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? Material used to write on </li></ul><ul><li>Importance: Without paper, very difficult to function in world </li></ul>
  6. 8. #2. Gun Powder <ul><li>Who: Han Dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>What is it: a powder that explodes with fire </li></ul><ul><li>Importance: make bullets, cannons, fireworks </li></ul>
  7. 10. #3. Compass <ul><li>Who: Qin Dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>What is it: Tells you what direction you are going </li></ul><ul><li>Importance: Find your way if lost </li></ul>
  8. 12. #4. Printing <ul><li>Who: Tang and Song Dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>What is it: a method to produce mass writings </li></ul><ul><li>Importance: provide many books to people quickly </li></ul>
  9. 14. #5. Seismograph <ul><li>Who: Han Dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>What is it: Measures Earthquakes </li></ul><ul><li>Importance: Alerts people of an earthquake, able to flee. </li></ul>
  10. 16. #6. Abacus <ul><li>Who: Song Dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>What is it: tool used to help add, subtract, divide and multiply </li></ul><ul><li>Importance: able to figure out equations faster </li></ul>
  11. 18. #7. Fireworks <ul><li>Who: Song Dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>What is it: objects explode to show cool displays </li></ul><ul><li>Importance: </li></ul>
  12. 20. #8. Acupuncture <ul><li>Who: Song Dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>What is it: Method of relieving pain and illness </li></ul><ul><li>Importance: help people feel better </li></ul>
  13. 22. #9. Kite <ul><li>Who: Han </li></ul><ul><li>What is it: object attached to string flying in the air </li></ul><ul><li>Importance: provides entertainment and allowed Ben Franklin to discover electricity </li></ul>
  14. 24. #10. Bomb <ul><li>Who: Jin Dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>What is it: iron container packed with gunpowder </li></ul><ul><li>Importance: win wars, Win WWII, protection </li></ul>
  15. 26. #11. Wheel Barrow <ul><li>Who: Han Dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>What is it: Container on wheels </li></ul><ul><li>Importance: Move heavy objects and lots of material with ease. </li></ul>
  16. 28. #12. Toilet Paper <ul><li>Who: Sui Dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>What is it: soft paper used to clean </li></ul><ul><li>Importance: prevents “messy” situations </li></ul>
  17. 29. Answer the Question…

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