Chinese discoveries & inventions

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  • 200 BCE

    CHINESE STEEL

    CHINESE STEEL
    the Chinese first made steal. this steal was/is made from iron but it is less brittle than iron and easier to bend into different shapes. the first steel was made by cast iron. they learned how to make it by melting and molding iron ore. then learned that blowing air into the molting or melting cast iron cause a chemical reaction to make the iron.
  • 100

    CHINESE MEDICINE

    CHINESE MEDICINE
    they way how the Chinese people help fight infections. during the song dynasty the Chinese discovered another way to prevent disease. they have monks to use there ways and help people with their sicknesses.
  • 100

    CHINESE PORCELAIN

    CHINESE PORCELAIN
    a fine pottery of the Chinese people. this is made by combining clay and the minerals of quartz and feldspar. by the 10th century there were people that started to paint on the porcelain to make a very beautiful pottery. they also make colored glazes to decorate the porcelain.
  • Feb 14, 0700

    MECHANICAL CLOCK

    MECHANICAL CLOCK
    more accurate then timekeeper devices just as a hourglass or sundials. dripping water made this clock move. every quarter hour drums would beat, every hour a bell would chime.
  • Feb 14, 0800

    CHINESE PAPER MONEY

    CHINESE PAPER MONEY
    before the paper money they only used metal coins. the paper money was made out of woodblocks. song printers would print every kind of bill.
  • Feb 14, 0800

    CHINESE CARD GAMES

    CHINESE CARD GAMES
    these card games were also made out of wood blocks too. famous artist drew the designs on the back of the cards. Europeans were introduced to these card games in the 1300's.
  • Feb 14, 0900

    CHINESE FLAMETHROWER

    CHINESE FLAMETHROWER
    the flamethrower was one of the first weapons used from the gun powder they made. the ammo they used was the gun powder mixed with oil. also used to spray their enemies with flames.
  • Feb 14, 1300

    ROCKETS

    ROCKETS
    rockets were developed in chine during the song dynasty. they were powered by black powder made of saltpeter, charcoal, and sulfur. china used them for fire works at first but then they just started to use them as weapons.
  • GUNPOWDER

    GUNPOWDER
    accidentally discovered by alchemists working with saltpeter looking for the secret to eternal life. MILITARY TECHNOLOGY.
  • Period:
    3,000 BCE
    to
    Dec 31, 1400

    3000 BCE to 1400 CE