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1 Chinese Inventions By: Daniel Tecorral, David Kamenetz and Markus Joerg

2 Introduction The Chinese invented many great inventions like … Gunpowder Gunpowder Papermaking Papermaking Compass Compass Printing Printing Decimal system Decimal system Crossbow Crossbow The Chinese had creative minds. The Chinese were a very strong nation. If you read on we will explain these 6 inventions listed above.

3 Compass A compass was if someone goes on a long journey and gets lost. Then they can see which way they are heading. The first compass was used by Han Dynasty. The first compass was invented in The ancient Chinese compass had a circle in the middle. The circle represents the earth. You would put a spoon in the middle of the circle and it would stick like a magnet and the compass will work.

4 Gunpowder Gunpowder is a very important ancient invention. In fact, we still use it today! The whole point of Gunpowder is to fire guns. Gunpowder was invented in the 1800s. Soldiers all over the world use Gunpowder. Gunpowder changed Chinese celebrations and the way they did war. Song Dynasty invented Gunpowder.

5 Papermaking Papermaking is one of the most important inventions because without paper we can’t write or draw. Cailun invented paper in Ancient China. They made it out of plant fiber[called Hemp] and mulberry bark. To make paper you take the inner bark of a mulberry tree and bamboo fibers. Then mix with water and pound it with a wooden tool. Then you pour this mixture on to a piece of woven cloth and let the water drain although leaving only fibers on the cloth. Then let it dry. Papermaking was invented in 105 A.D.

6 Crossbow Crossbows are used for war. The crossbow was invented around the year 700.BC. The crossbow was invented by Mr. Chin. The crossbow is used like a gun and a bow. A crossbow is mounted on a stick called a hiller or a stock. You have to hold the crossbow vertically. The Terra Cotta Warriors used crossbows.

7 Decimal System The decimal system is very important. What the decimal system does is it calculates percentage and money. The inventor of the decimal system is Shang Dynasty. Without the decimal system we would’t have ATMs, cash registers and maybe even banks. The decimal system was invented in the decimal system can also be called Hindu-Arabic or Arabic-number sentence. The decimal system is only base 10. the reason why it is base 10 is because we have 10 fingers.

8 Printing Printing is also one of the most important inventions. Without it, it would take a very long time to write. Tang Dynasty invented printing. He invented it in the 15 th century. A printing block is made by carving the letters into wood. Then dip it into ink. Then press it down on paper. Next press down the next letter until you have finished writing the word. Tang Dynasty was the emperor of China.

9 Conclusion Do you think the Chinese made very good inventions? Well if you don’t you have much to learn about. If you want to learn look at these websites. HowStuffWorks "Top 10 Ancient Chinese Inventions" HowStuffWorks "Top 10 Ancient Chinese Inventions" HowStuffWorks "Top 10 Ancient Chinese Inventions" HowStuffWorks "Top 10 Ancient Chinese Inventions" 10 Great Ancient Chinese Inventions – Listverse 10 Great Ancient Chinese Inventions – Listverse 10 Great Ancient Chinese Inventions – Listverse 10 Great Ancient Chinese Inventions – Listverse List of Chinese inventions and technology List of Chinese inventions and technology List of Chinese inventions and technology List of Chinese inventions and technology Top 20 ancient chinese inventions | China Whisper Top 20 ancient chinese inventions | China Whisper Top 20 ancient chinese inventions | China Whisper Top 20 ancient chinese inventions | China Whisper List of Chinese Inventions - Learn Mandarin Chinese in Full Motion List of Chinese Inventions - Learn Mandarin Chinese in Full Motion List of Chinese Inventions - Learn Mandarin Chinese in Full Motio List of Chinese Inventions - Learn Mandarin Chinese in Full Motio


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