TeaThe Chinese made tea from tea leaves and boiling water. They used tea as medicine. Lu Yu made a book on how to make tea.
wood blockThere was an entire woodblock printing industry in China. Printers turned out religious
and other works on scrolls.
CompassThe Chinese made the first compass with lodestone. Earth is like a giant magnet with north and south poles.
PorcelainPorcelain is a fine type of pottery. Porcelain is made by combining clay with the minerals quartz and feldspar. The Chinese were making porcelain of great beauty.
PaperThe Chinese probably made paper by hemp and then the bark of the mulberry tree. Then Chinese used rags.
paddle wheelAs you push your paddle through the water, the boat moves
forward. The Chinese got this idea by arranging a series of paddles in a wheel.
improve bridgesThe Chinese also found ways to improve bridges.
The new Chinese bridge used arches that were a smaller part, or segment, of a circle. This made the bridges broader and flatter than
semicircular arches could.
Mechanical ClockIt was a very accurate clock. It had a wheel that made on complete turn are the sun. Dripping water helped the wheel to turn.
gunpowderThe chines created gunpowder. The Chinese created the first weapon that used gunpowder called a flamethrower.