Friday, October 20, 2017

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Famous Stem Inventors by Sumita Mukherjee @wizkidsclub_ @RABTBookTours

Children's Educational
Date Published: Launching 12 October 2017

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Famous STEM Inventors is an exciting collection of stories of young inventors and how they invented new things such as glowing paper, the surfboard, ear muffs, the television, the popsicle and more. It includes the engineering design process behind every invention to encourage children to understand the methods of inventing anything new. The book also contains prompts which inspire kids to design and create their own new gadget or useful thing.


Introducing Peter Chilvers - Inventor of the first surfboard with a sail!

In 1958, 12-year-old Peter Chilvers created the very first sailboard. 

As a young boy on Hayling Island, located on the southern coast of Britain, Chilvers enjoyed a variety of water sports. He was very fond of water surfing and one day he thought “I wonder what would happen if I put a sail on my surfboard?”

He decided to build his first windsurf with plywood and put a sail on it. This became the first sailboard and soon a sport. It was a remarkable achievement being one of the youngest inventors we know of.

Later on, he grew up to be a part of the Lotus Car Manufacturing Company that produced some of the fastest racing cars in the United Kingdom.

Peter is also involved in building a windsurfing and sailing center on Hayling Island to remember the place where Windsurfing was invented and where he grew up.

Surfboard:  A long, narrow board that is used for surfing
Water surfing: The activity or sport of riding ocean waves on a special board called surfboard.

Use the Engineering Design Prompt to come up with an invention of your own.

What flying maching can you make, that can travel from water to sky?

Use your imagination to think of some solutions. Brainstorm ideas and choose the best option.

Sketch your idea. Use the next page to make the design. Make a list of the things you will require.

Using the materials, follow your plan and create it.

What worked? What didn't? Modify your creation to make it even better.

About the Author

Sumita Mukherjee is a NASA STEM certified leader and children’s book author. She has been fortunate enough to travel around the globe, explore many countries and meet different people. Mysteries and adventures have been captured from there in the form of Keiko and Kenzo’s travel adventure series. These books are to inspire young readers to know and appreciate various countries, develop a love for discovery and learn about the world around them. Her series of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) books encourages kids to invent and explore, to empower themselves and see themselves as world leaders and problem solvers. Her books celebrate diversity, spark curiosity and capture children's imaginations! Sumita currently lives in Toronto with her family.
Her website, WizKids.Club was created with a vision to raise the next generation of creative leaders. WizKids.Club offers highly engaging kids activities, educational books, experiments, hands-on projects, DIYs, travel stories and engineering books perfect for children 4-12 years to spark creativity and scientific learning.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting

sumita said...

Thank you so much for sharing my book and hosting me.