Chinese Inventions

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In History
  • 2,700 BCE

    Tea

    Tea
    The Chinese made tea from tea leaves and boiling water. They used tea as medicine. Lu Yu made a book on how to make tea.
  • -800 BCE

    wood block

    There was an entire woodblock printing industry in China. Printers turned out religious
    and other works on scrolls.
  • -250 BCE

    Compass

    Compass
    The Chinese made the first compass with lodestone. Earth is like a giant magnet with north and south poles.
  • 50

    Porcelain

    Porcelain
    Porcelain 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.
  • 150

    Paper

    Paper
    The Chinese probably made paper by hemp and then the bark of the mulberry tree. Then Chinese used rags.
  • 401

    paddle wheel

    paddle wheel
    As 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.
  • 618

    improve bridges

    improve bridges
    The 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.
  • 750

    Mechanical Clock

    Mechanical Clock
    It was a very accurate clock. It had a wheel that made on complete turn are the sun. Dripping water helped the wheel to turn.
  • 850

    gunpowder

    gunpowder
    The chines created gunpowder. The Chinese created the first weapon that used gunpowder called a flamethrower.
  • Period:
    300
    to
    1400

    Chinese History