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Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions

122 pages
Grades 4+

    You Can Build Yourself

    Leonardo da Vinci was one of the world’s most famous artists, and one of the world’s most remarkable inventors. Some of his many inventions included shoes that could walk on water, a self-propelled tank, and the world’s first parachute. This book, fully illustrated with drawings and diagrams, introduces students to the life, world, and incredible mind of Da Vinci through hands-on building projects that explore his invention ideas. Many of his inventions remained sketches in his famous notebooks and are being studied today. Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions shows how to bring these ideas to life using common household supplies. Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project are included along with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and trivia. Projects include making paint and invisible ink, open-faced geometric figures, hygrometers and hydrometers, model trebuchets, and more.

    What Was the Renaissance?
    Biography of Leonardo
    Leonardo the Artist and Dreamer
    Leonard’s Useful Machines
    Leonardo and Water
    Leonardo in Flight
    Leonardo’s War Inventions

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