Lonnie Johnson: NASA Scientist and Inventor of the Super Soaker

Lonnie Johnson: NASA Scientist and Inventor of the Super Soaker

by Lucia Tarbox Raatma

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Overview

Why is Lonnie Johnson important? He invented the Super Soaker! Readers follow his journey from a NASA engineer working on missions to Jupiter and Saturn to becoming the inventor of one of the most popular toys in the United States. This story of hard work is filled with engaging text and colorful images, all reviewed by Smithsonian experts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781977117885
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 01/01/2020
Series: Little Inventor
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

Table of Contents

Get Wet! 4

Early Life 6

Young Inventor 8

Life in Alabama 10

College and Beyond 12

Nasa Scientist 14

Fun Invention 16

Making It Better 18

Earth-Friendly Inventions 20

So Many Inventions 24

Later Years 26

Community Man 28

Glossary 30

Critical Thinking Questions 31

Read More 31

Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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