Kongming’s Light

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What is Kongming’s Light? – Ancient China project

By |2018-04-18T18:18:12-07:00June 9th, 2017|China, Crafts, Science|

Kongming's Light, made by kids at Laurelhurst School, Portland Oregon Scientists in China were early leaders in the investigation of hot air and how you could use the fact that hot air rises to lift things off the ground. One early experiment, reported by the Chinese book Ten Thousand Infallible Arts of the [...]

Who made the first hot air balloon? Ancient China

By |2018-04-18T09:53:46-07:00June 7th, 2017|China, Science|

People in China started to fly kites made of silk and bamboo by about 800 BC. Maybe flying kites helped to give inventors the idea to try to get other things to fly too. According to the Chinese book Ten Thousand Infallible Arts of the Prince of Huai-Nan, written around 150 BC, someone did an experiment [...]