Chinese Inventions

Timeline created by Tommy.Burke
In History
  • -250 BCE

    Magnetic Compass

    Magnetic Compass
    The magnetic compass was used to find the direction of things.
  • 50

    Porcelain

    Porcelain
    Porcelain is beatiful pottery that is sturdy but looks delicate. Porcelain dinnerware is still called China.
  • 200

    Steel

    Steel
    Steel is made from iron but is less brittle and is easier to bend into different shapes.
  • 750

    Mechanicle clock

    Mechanicle clock
    The mechanical clock was used to complete one full turn every 24 hours. dripping water was used to make the wheel turn
  • 750

    Tea

    Tea
    the Chinese have been drinking tea since 2700 bce, but it became more popular in the 8th century
  • 750

    Paper Money

    Paper Money
    Before paper money was invented, the only currency was coins.
  • 850

    Gunpowder

    Gunpowder
    Accidentally discovered by alchemists who were looking for secret to eternal life.
  • 1050

    Movable Type

    Movable Type
    The movable type was used to type but had to print it on paper to appear.
  • 1100

    Paper

    Paper
    Paper was useful for recording and transmitting info
  • Period:
    -300 BCE
    to
    1400

    Chinese History