Chinese Inventions

Timeline created by molly.fisher
  • 4,000 BCE

    Steel

    Steel
    The Chinese were the first to make steel from iron, but steel is less brittle and easier to bend into different shapes. They learned that if you blow air into molten it would cause a chemical reaction that would make steel.
  • 2,700 BCE

    Tea

    Tea
    They made tea by putting leaves in boiling water. It was mostly drunk as medicine. But by the 8th century many people wanted to drink tea on a daily.
  • -850 BCE

    Gunpowder

    Gunpowder
    Gunpowder is made accidentally in China. They were trying to invent something that could make someone live forever but made gunpowder instead
  • -618 BCE

    Bridges

    Bridges
    The Chinese improved bridges by designing them to be half circles . This helped flatterer boats
  • AD 1

    Porcelain

    Porcelain
    Porcelain is beautiful pottery that is sturdy but looks delicate. Porcelain dinnerware is still called China today
  • 10

    Compass

    Compass
    The Chinese were the first to invent the compass. They were pieces of a magnetic mineral called lodestone. They used this for navigation at sea. It would help sailors find out where they were going
  • 150

    Paper

    Paper
    The earliest of the money made was most likely made by hemp and bark from the mulberry tree. For some time the Chinese were the only ones that knew the secret of making money.
  • 650

    Money

     Money
    Before the Chinese invented money they just had coins. they printed these with wood blocks. A single bill has different colors and are still used in the world today.
  • 750

    Mechanical Clock

    Mechanical Clock
    The Chinese were the first to invent a Mechanical Clock. That was the first timekeeping device. This clock makes a drum beat every quarter hour and every hour a bell would chime.
  • Period:
    -300 BCE
    to
    1400

    Chinese History