Accidental Scientific Discoveries that Changed the World: Oops! They're Microwaves!, 1st Edition

  • Nick Wojtan
  • Published By: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1538240017
  • ISBN-13: 9781538240014
  • DDC: 621.381
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020
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In 1945, invisible waves such as radio waves and microwaves had already changed the world. As World War II raged on, microwaves were an important tool for the Allied war effort as they were used to spot incoming enemy airplanes and ships. Today microwaves are now part of daily life on a much smaller scale. Instead of watching movement, the energy of microwaves is used to heat up your favorite meals and leftovers, quickly, at any time, with the push of a few buttons. Readers will learn it's an amazing technological advancement that was discovered completely by accident.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Ready in Minutes.
2: Microwave Ovens vs. Microwaves.
3: Spencer's Spectacular Snack Discovery.
4: Egg-cellent Experiments.
5: Massive Microwaves.
6: Microwave Oven 101.
7: Safety First.
8: Efficient and Effective.
9: What's New?.
10: A Bright Future.
For More Information.
Other Backmatter.